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PowerMail 3.0.6

CTM Development releases PowerMail 3.0.6
native version for Mac OS X now available

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – November 1st, 2000 – CTM Development releases a new
version of its $49 flagship e-mail application for Macintosh, PowerMail,
now including a native version for Apple’s Mac OS X preview.

Designed as a fully-featured, user friendly alternative to Outlook
Express/Entourage and Eudora, PowerMail features the highest performance
mail searching capability, excellent compatibility with complex languages
such as Japanese, Chinese and Hebrew as well as a state-of-the-art Mac-like

The new version offers 8 new features, 12 bug fixes and has been
successfully tested with the forthcoming Mac OS version 9.1 (all Mac OS
releases since 8.5 are supported). PowerMail 3.0.6 can be evaluated (30-day
trial) and ordered from

For additional information regarding PowerMail, kindly contact


[1] PowerMail 3.0.6 now available: includes 8 new features
and enhancements + 12 bug fixes and a Mac OS X version
[2] Status report on our forthcoming IMAP implementation
[3] Reminder: What is PowerMail

[1] PowerMail 3.0.6 is now available; it works either as 30-day
evaluation or update for currently registered users of PowerMail 3: (2587k) or (3507k)

Additional download sites and french version from our download page at:

[2] What’s new in PowerMail 3.0.6

8 new features / enhancements:

1. A public beta version for Mac OS X is now available from our
download page. See release notes below
2. Accelerated moving messages to trash, as well as moving from
one open container window to another
3. Added a “From or To” criteria in the “View only” floating
4. Holding the command and shift keys (or option – shift) upon
startup now allows selection of a different database to be
used than the one last used
5. Mailboxes exported from Musashi in a non-orthodox variant of
the Eudora format can now be imported into PowerMail
6. If an attachment no longer exists in the Attachments folder,
an alert is now displayed when attempting to open it.
7. Added 2 AppleScripts to export and import the contents of
settings as text or as Unicode text; this speed up the
process of setting up a new configuration, and allows easy
backup of settings in human-readable form.
8. Clicking on “Send” with one or more waiting messages selected
will now resend messages if the Mail Scheduling settings
allow. This also applies messages whose sending failed (SMTP
error) or was interrupted the first time.

12 bug fixes

1. When redirecting a message, if the recipient address was
pasted in the recipient table (without clicking to start
typing an adress), there where an error upon sending the
2. Exporting in Eudora format could sometimes result in having
imported mailboxes show up in a single message when imported
into Outlook Express
3. When using “View only “in the address book and selecting some
addresses, dismissing the “View only” floating window could
result in an incorrect selection
4. Disabled an advanced “anti-flashing” redraw mechanism when
switching back into PowerMail, in the hope that this would
solve an occasional window-related crash
5. If an account specified to move the reply insertion point
BEFORE quoted text and a random signature was set, the
signature was not added upon replying.
6. When quitting with an unsaved message, “Cancel” in the “Save
changes before quitting would result in a message that could
not be sent afterwards
7. Opening a new message window when one was already opened but
collapsed would open the window at it’s minimum size
8. If full headers were displayed, attempting to modify a sent
message (after clicking on Duplicate) would add the full
headers to the body of the newly composed message
9. Importing from version 2.4 was broken in 3.0.5 – fixed
10. Attempting to import a PowerMail 2.4 database in absence of a
2.4 preference file, PowerMail 3 was under the impression
that the imported database was already in use.
11. After hiding the application using the application menu, the
floating window had a tendency to be moved to the top left of
the screen
12. When the attachment folders could not be found, the name of
the folder containing the current PowerMail application was
sometimes erroneously displayed in a message’s attachment

Mac OS X version release notes

Due to popular demand, this is the first external
release of a PowerMail build usable natively under Mac
OS X. As the operating system itself is much of a work
in progress which cannot be considered as
production-quality, no guarantees are made as to the
actual suitability or performance of PowerMail when
running under Mac OS X.

The user interface spacing requirements for dialogs and
other layouts have not been modified for Mac OS X, as
this would imply a degradation of the user experience on
Mac OS 9 (or maintenance of two sets of resources to be
updated and translated at every change). The
user-interface modifications will be phased in over
time, depending on when the majority of our users shift
operating systems.

1. Importing from PowerMail 2.4 cannot be performed using the
Mac OS X version, since the import code cannot be carbonized
(relies on some PowerMail 2.4 code); if you need to do this,
run the Classic version once instead.
2. Clicking on the “Sherlock/Find File” button at the bottom of
message windows does not know how to launch the native
Sherlock, so it launches the Classic one.
3. Features disabled in this version
o Tooltips
o Stuffit support (a new, Carbonized Stuffit SDK would be
o Keychain support (due to a crash on startup that appears
to be in Apple’s court)
o Usage of the notification manager (due to a crash on
notification that appears to be in Apple’s court)
o Finder information for attachments (due to a crash in
Apple’s code)
[2] Reminder: What is PowerMail

Designed as a robust and sustainable alternative to ordinary Macintosh e-
mail applications, PowerMail 3.0.6 is based on the PowerMail Engine(tm), a
robust foundation for cross-platform e-mail clients encompassing 8 years
of mail and directory experience.

Benefits for users include:
– Ultra-fast searching of e-mail archives using Sherlock(tm) technology
– Migration tools for importing message databases and address books
with groups from Claris Emailer, Eudora, Netscape, Outlook Express
4.5, AppleShare IP, Unix mailbox, LDIF and more
– Ability to export and archive and messages and addresses in
standard formats (Eudora, Netscape, Unix mailbox, LDIF, tab text)
– Multi-language text processing abilities based on Unicode (English,
Japanese, Swedish, French, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic and 55 other)
– Modern, responsive and Mac-like user-interface

PowerMail 3 is available immediately on-line as a 30 day demo version.
– Degressive licensing prices start at US$ 49
– Upgrades from PowerMail 2.4 are US$ 29

Try the PowerMail 3 demo :
More information on PM 3 :
Buy PM 3 (secure) from :
Upgrade from PM 2.4 to 3 :

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