FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Sandra Schneible, 781-687-0700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bare Bones Software Delivers Major Improvements in Mailsmith 1.1 Release
Bedford, MA--September 1, 1998--Bare Bones Software is now shipping
Mailsmith 1.1, a new version of the company's lnternet email client. This
update features numerous improvements to performance and functionality,
many of which have been added in response to customer feedback.
"We have a tradition of continually improving our products," said Rich
Siegel, founder, president and CEO of Bare Bones Software. "Mailsmith is no
exception, and we're happy to be able to deliver material enhancements so
quickly after the release of 1.0 and free of charge to all registered
Both the Version 1.1 updater (for use with previous versions of Mailsmith)
and the 30-day trial version of the full package may be downloaded from the
company's web site at (http://web.barebones.com/).
The improvements in Mailsmith 1.1 include:
+ Performance improvements to the underlying database subsystem:
Many operations involving database activity now execute two to
four times faster than in previous releases. (Individual results
+ Database storage improvements: Mailsmith makes better use of
database storage. Individual results will vary, but a typical
mailbox will now occupy thirty to fifty percent less space than an
equivalent mailbox under version 1.0. (A "Reclaim Space" command
is provided so that customers using version 1.0 or 1.0.1 can
benefit from this improvement.)
+ Enhanced enclosure handling: If either StuffIt Deluxe or DropStuff
with Expander Enhancer (from Aladdin Systems, Inc.) is installed,
Mailsmith can handle compression & decompression of attachments. A
filter action called "Extract Enclosures" provides additional
flexibility in mail handling, and a new preferences panel provides
default settings for packaging outgoing enclosures.
+ User-defined labels: Mailsmith 1.1 offers 24 user-configurable
labels, which can be used in addition to the eight Finder labels
to color code messages and address book entries.
+ Contextual menus: Mailsmith now supports contextual menus which
provide quick access to options for organizing and processing
mail, managing addresses, and performing common operations without
making a trip to the menu bar.
+ Improved filtering: A new "Make a Filter" command lets you quickly
create a new filter based on the characteristics of the displayed
message, and a new Re-Apply Filters function (in the Mail menu and
in the contextual menu for mailboxes) re-filters the messages in
the selected mailbox. Users can also manually apply filters to
individual messages using the Apply Filter contextual menu
+ Location Manager support: Mailsmith email accounts are now Apple
Location Manager aware; users can specify that certain accounts
may only be used to send or receive mail from specified locations.
+ Composition improvements: Mailsmith now supports the creation of
new mail messages and replies from stationery. In addition,
Mailsmith now supports optional auto-completion of addresses; as
you type a name in the recipient area of a new message, Mailsmith
will search for addresses that match that name. A unique 'Rewrap'
command assists in reformatting quoted message text for greater
readability when composing replies or forwarding mail.
+ Mailbox maintenance tools: It is now possible to compact mailboxes
to reclaim unused space and reduce overall database file size.
Pricing & Availability
Mailsmith is available immediately at a suggested retail price of US$79.
Cross-upgrade options from other email applications are available direct
from Bare Bones Software. In addition, Bare Bones Software will continue to
extend a "Good Customer" discount price offer (US$59) to all registered
BBEdit customers. To order Mailsmith direct from Bare Bones Software,
contact the sales department at 781-687-0700, send email to
(email@example.com), or use the online order form at
(https://www.barebones.com/store/store.html). For a partial list of
domestic and international resellers, see:
About Bare Bones Software, Inc.
Bare Bones Software, Inc., incorporated in 1994, is based in Bedford, MA.
Mailsmith is the most recent addition to their product family, which is led
by BBEdit, the company's flagship product. BBEdit has received numerous
accolades from press and users, including the 1996 MacUser Eddy Award for
Best Development Tool, and the Macworld 1997 World Class Award for Best Web
Authoring Tool. For more information, visit the company's web site at
(http://web.barebones.com/) or send email to (firstname.lastname@example.org).