For Immediate Release
Imagina Releases Mail Notification Tool, NotifyMail Version 3.1
Notification tool eases bandwidth congestion and network traffic for
corporate IT managers.
MacWorld, New York, July 7, 1998 – Imagina, Inc., a developer of innovative
Internet applications, released version 3.1 of NotifyMail. A sophisticated
e-mail notification tool, the program is designed to decrease unnecessary
network traffic and relieve bandwidth congestion; it consumes these
resources only when mail is on the server. The NotifyMail update also
includes support for additional e-mail clients and changes to enhance user
The product resides on a user’s desktop; a finger connection to the
mail server passively listens for e-mail. When the live server connection
receives a cue from the e-mail client that mail has arrived, NotifyMail
springs into action and alerts the recipient.
The expanding list of NotifyMail customers includes NASA, Motorola,
Apple Corp., Cray Research, the University of California at Berkeley and
Louisiana Chemical Equipment.
Gordon Hesketh, MIS manager for Louisiana Chemical Equipment, said,
“NotifyMail decreases our WAN traffic considerably. Some of our mail
clients were checking their mail as often as every 2 minutes. NotifyMail
drastically decreased this unnecessary traffic on the network and on the
Most mail notification systems tie up bandwidth by dialing into the
server at set intervals whether or not mail is there. Other systems, such
as LAN-based ones, are on-line continuously.
Another feature of the product enables users to receive mail, even
if they have quit their mail client. Hesketh said, “Some users who
inadvertently quit their mail client, weren’t receiving their mail until
they restarted their systems. NotifyMail will launch the mail client even
if it isn’t running at the time. It’s really the best thing to happen to
e-mail in a long time.”
In large organizations where e-mail is an important communications
tool, NotifyMail helps to maximize network resources and boosts employee
productivity. The program offers one-step set-up for most systems.
A growing list of varied e-mail server applications support
NotifyMail, including SendMail or Software.Com’s Post.Office, Eudora, and
Internet Mail Server. Recently NotifyMail was included as a setup option in
AppleShare IP 6.0.
The Imagina product works with more than a dozen e-mail clients for
the Macintosh, including Eudora, Outlook Express and Netscape Communicator.
Versions of NotifyMail also exist for the Windows 95/NT platform.
Imagina, Inc. is a developer of Internet software applications for
business, education, the service sector, as well as Internet service
providers. Imagina is well known for its Newstand software, currently being
used as a workgroup collaboration tool and a Usenet news server.
For product information, contact Imagina, Inc. at 921 SW
Washington, Suite 410, Portland, OR 97205-2822. Phone: (800) 909-6537 Ext.
5720 or (503) 224-8522 Ext. 5720. Fax: (503) 224-9573. URL:
From: Imagina, Inc.
Linda Trotta, vice president
921 SW Washington Street, Suite 410
Portland, Oregon 97205
Contact: John Bistolas (media)
Bistolas Associates, Inc.