For Immediate Release
July 1, 1998
SnapMail Returns to Original Authors
Glass Bead Software today announced the re-acquisition of their SnapMail
e-mail package from Casady and Greene, Inc., and the immediate release of
SnapMail 2.5, which increases stability and introduces drag-and-drop text
and the ability to send and receive styled and colored text. Glass Bead
will provide technical support via their web site at
http://www.glassbead.com/snapmail/, and will continue to release compelling
upgrades to SnapMail that support core Mac OS technologies. The software
will now be sold as shareware. Until September 1, SnapMail is available for
the introductory price of $15 per user ($10 per user for educational
institutions and charitable non-profits). A 100-user, 21-day demo is
available on the SnapMail web site.
About SnapMail: SnapMail is a popular peer-to-peer distributed e-mail and
chat application for the Macintosh and Power Macintosh. It was created in
1991 by Glass Bead Software’s Eric Harris-Braun and Adam King. The software
is unique among e-mail and chat packages for the Macintosh in that it
requires neither a dedicated e-mail server nor a network administrator. Any
number of Macintoshes on an AppleTalk network (including PhoneNet,
LocalTalk, Token Ring, Ethernet, etc.) can use SnapMail. System
Requirements: any Macintosh or Power Macintosh computer running Mac OS
7.0.1 or higher (including Mac OS 8.1), only 470 kilobytes of disk space
(miminum installation), and less than 600 kilobytes of available RAM.
SnapMail leverages the ease-of-use inherent in AppleTalk to provide
seamless and easy collaboration for small and large workgroups without the
need to run difficult-to-configure server software on expensive hardware.
One-Line Description: Hassle-free distributed e-mail and chat for the
Macintosh. Immediately usable — no server needed!
About Glass Bead Software: Glass Bead Software was founded in 1990,
dedicated to producing software that both meets the needs of the people who
use it and is pleasurable to use. Glass Bead Software and SnapMail are
registered trademarks of Glass Bead Software. Macintosh, Power Macintosh,
Mac OS, and AppleTalk are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
Other brand names, company names, or products mentioned in this press
release are trademarks, registered trademarks, or tradenames of their