CTM Development releases PowerMail 3.0.8
) native version for Mac OS X now available
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – February 16th, 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 22 new features, 19 bug fixes and has been
successfully tested with Mac OS version 9.1 (all Mac OS releases since 8.5
are supported). PowerMail 3.0.8 can be evaluated (30-day trial) and ordered
from http://www.ctmdev.com (free upgrade for PowerMail 3.0 registered users)
For additional information regarding PowerMail, kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org
) DETAILED CHANGE NOTES:
 PowerMail 3.0.8 now available: includes 22 new features
and enhancements + 19 bug fixes, qualified with Mac OS 9.1
in addition to a Mac OS X preview version:
 What’s new in PowerMail 3.0.8:
– Authenticated STMP support
– Built-in HTML viewer
– Palm Desktop script support
– Microsoft Entourage import and export
 Reminder: What is PowerMail for Mac OS
 PowerMail 3.0.8 is now available; it works either as 30-day
evaluation or update for currently registered users of PowerMail 3:
http://www.powermailtech.com/pm3.bin (2587k) or
Additional download sites and french version from our download page at:
 What’s new in PowerMail 3.0.8
22 new features / enhancements
1. Fully tested and qualified with Mac OS 9.1
2. PowerMail now supports SMTP authentication (ESMTP), via the
mechanism described in RFC 2554 (only use this if required by
your mail server !). Use of SMTP authentication is controlled
via an additional password field in the “Mail Scheduling”
window; if this field is filled, PowerMail will try CRAM-MD5,
Plain then Login authentication methods in that order. If
authentication fails because the server doesn’t support any
of PowerMail’s authentication methods, an error will be
displayed. In this case, clear the password field and the
“From” name will continue to be sent as before.
3. Added built-in viewer for HTML mail on Mac OS 9.1, in
addition to the former mechanism for viewing such messages in
the preferred browser. The viewer is based on (and limited
by) Apple’s HTML rendering library 1.0.4 , which is only
available in Mac OS 9.1; it supports external links as well
as download of web-based pictures (optional for security
purposes). A preference is available to choose between plain
and HTML views of messages containing both, and a new popup
menu in the browser allows one to toggle views.
4. New popup menus have been added to some toolbar buttons:
Reply (to all, to sender), Find (in current message, by
content), Connect (to a single account, to selected
5. Added a new slider, limiting or expanding the number of
relevant matches, to the Find results window.
6. In order to let users type “View only” queries faster in
views containing more than 1000 items, searches within these
views is deferred until typing is finished.
7. Now supports exporting to and importing from Microsoft
Entourage mailbox files; these can be created in Entourage by
dragging a folder or tray to the Finder.
8. Added “Show Reply” and “Show Original” contextual menu items.
These apply either to messages which have been replied to or
to actual replies.
9. Added a “Show in Browser” contextual menu, which is
especially useful when applied to a selected message in a
list of found messages
10. Added an option in preferences to hide the tooltips.
11. Implemented a new “Find similar” contextual menu item, which
will search for indexed message whose content appears similar
to the selected message(s).
12. Dragging a folder or set of folders out of the mail browser
into the Finder will now start an export process; dragging a
folder with subfolders will create several exported files.
13. Dragging one or more mailbox files in the same format
(Entourage, Eudora, PowerMail Exchange, Netscape) into the
mail browser’s folder pane will start an import process.
14. When more than 10 messages are selected and enter is hit, a
dialog asks whether the user really wants to open many
windows (in order to prevent accidental behavior).
15. After rebuilding the desktop file from the Finder, dragging
any file that is not destined to be opened by PowerMail [i.e.
one of PowerMail’s databases, whose opening will, as before,
switch user environments] will now be added it as an
attachment to a newly created message.
16. Includes Takuya Abe’s “Palm Create Note v. 1.0” script in the
PowerMail Scripts folder
17. Accelerated drawing of popup menu containing the list of
folders to file into (in received message window).
18. Accelerated the speed at which messages get fetched and
stored to disk using new multithreading technology.
19. Multipart/digest messages containing several HTML parts are
now accessible as attachments
20. Importing a message with invalid “Sent” dates from within a
PowerMail Exchange format file will take its “Saved” date
21. Accelerated the execution speed for filters
22. Added a “Send with PowerMail” droplet
19 bug fixes
1. Corrected a recursive “error 7 in 9” and -47 error that
sometimes happened upon quitting
2. If a message with the status “Sending” was moved to trash, a
recursive exception would occur; the same problem happened if
a “Waiting” message was moved to trash using AppleScript
3. The progress indicator is now more accurate while sending
4. Fixed a slight problem when using PowerMail in conjunction
with the “Sans Faute” grammar and spelling checker
5. When saving a message after deleting a recipient, the
recipient count as displayed in the out tray would still
reflect the old number of recipients (i.e. “+ 1 other”).
6. Upon changing text signatures in a saved message, a flag
indicating the message modification was not always reset
7. Fixed spurious duplications of PMKey files.
8. Made the list drawing even smoother when inserting newly
received messages: items whose place is outside of the
visible part of the list no longer redraw the table items
above or below it.
9. The progress indicator no longer moves back and forth after
deleting messages from the server.
10. Fixed a crash that could occur on Mac OS 9.1 when attempting
to compact the database
11. Exporting the address book as tabulated text would sometimes
12. Worked around an Internet Explorer 5 crash which would occur
when asking it to view an HTML message while IE did not have
any open window.
13. Subject and body fields can no longer be edited when
redirecting a message
14. The next/previous message keyboard shortcuts now work when
the focus is on subjects or recipients
15. Tooltips now disappear when clicking instead of
half-disappearing under the toolbar
16. Full headers are now deleted when modifying a waiting message
17. There used to be a forced re-selection of a selected message
upon receiving an activate event in the browser, whenever
View Only was visible and set to anything else than subject
18. Creating a new PowerMail database folder no longer creates an
IMAP cache in non-IMAP versions (IMAP is still not for
release yet, unfortunately…)
19. It was possible to save a contact with a second empty address
if one were to click in the multiple address pane before
Mac OS X version release notes
Due to popular demand, this is the second 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
 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 : http://www.ctmdev.com/download.shtml
More information on PM 3 : http://www.ctmdev.com/powermail3.shtml
Buy PM 3 (secure) from : https://www.ctmdev.com/sales.shtml
Upgrade from PM 2.4 to 3 : https://www.ctmdev.com/buy_pm3/start
PowerMail 3 for Macintosh is a product of CTM Development email@example.com
Foundation code (c) 2000 PowerMail Technologies – firstname.lastname@example.org