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SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA - September 17, 1996 - One Click Systems announces a new email gateway for QuickMail: ClickMail 1.0. With a single modem and Internet account, the software connects an office-full of QuickMail users to Internet email.
ClickMail is the first stand-alone QuickMail gateway to use a POP (Post Office Protocol) mailbox to receive mail, like popular single-user email clients. POP mailbox Internet accounts using PPP or SLIP dial-up are widely available, and often less expensive than UUCP or full-time connections required by other gateways.
ClickMail was recently shown at Activity '96, the Macintosh connectivity conference in San Jose. Version 1.0 is now shipping. A free evaluation version may be downloaded from the One Click Systems web site (http://www.gracion.com/).
The software gateway runs with MacTCP on the QuickMail Server Macintosh. QuickMail users on the network simply add Internet addresses to their messages and address books to send Internet mail. Received Internet mail is automatically routed to individual users according to their assigned "Internet Names."
Features include automatic assignment of Internet addresses to QuickMail users, MIME-compliant enclosed files via Bunks or Boyce, and custom "signature" tags appended to messages.
"Using ClickMail for Internet mail gives my staff easier, faster access to people in the industry, and our subscribers easier access to us--all using the same, familiar QuickMail interface," states Peter Yessne, publisher of Staffing Industry Report. "The first day it was installed, we handled an e-mail request from a customer in Japan in minutes that normally could have bounced around our office for hours. It's helping our productivity without hurting our bottom line."
Here's an Internet Service Provider's perspective, emailed from Jean-Noel Moyne of LanMinds: "Your software looks really cool; you are funneling through a POP account, so you don't have to mess with the offensive UUCP (I hate the thing! (-:) and you can still use it through a dial-up account. An ISDN account for example."
"Small business owners I spoke with wanted easy-to-use, low-cost Internet email for their staff," said Paul Collins, Owner/Developer of One Click Systems, "and I felt an SMTP/POP gateway for QuickMail was the best answer."
For multi-user mail service via ClickMail, an organization need only open a dial-up PPP or SLIP account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and have the ISP route all their email (by custom domain name or sub-domain) to one POP mailbox on their mail server.
As mail servers do not necessarily include "envelope" data with POP-delivered messages, it is possible for "blind-addressed" messages to arrive without a "To" address. In this case, ClickMail delivers the mail to the QuickMail custodian, who can forward the message and "CC" ClickMail, which then forwards all future messages from the same sender to the right person. One Click Systems plans to release a dial-up SMTP solution that will retain envelope data for those who want that.
One Click Systems is a Macintosh development and consulting firm committed to helping organizations communicate easily and effectively on networks, the Internet, and the World-Wide Web. Additional information is available on the Web at http://www.gracion.com/ .
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