FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GALLEON SOFTWARE RELEASES EMERGE 1.5
New version features file attachments, international character support,
improved mail engine, address book import from popular e-mail readers,
and improved duplicate processing.
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TORONTO, Canada. April 14, 1998. If you've ever looked at the full headers
of an e-mail message, you'll have seen the circuitous route it travelled
before arriving in your mailbox. Normally everything works just fine, but
with every hop along the way you increase the risk of delays or even the
rejection of especially large attachments.
eMerge has always included its own e-mail engine designed to connect
directly to the mail server of everyone on your mailing list. But with
eMerge 1.5, Galleon Software has introduced the ability to include
attachments, and the guarantee that your file will get where it's going.
Erik Barzeski is the editor of Apple Wizards, a popular Macintosh monthly
he delivers by e-mail. "I was using eMerge to send out personalized
messages to our subscription list, but when it came time to send out our
e-zine, I was slowed down by Claris Emailer. It took so long to address the
messages and deliver them one at a time."
Now, eMerge 1.5 makes sending attachments quick and easy. eMerge can open
as many as two dozen simultaneous connections to the Internet, so your
message gets out fast. eMerge also has built-in tools to help you quickly
create lists of names, e-mail addresses, and other variables; or you can
import all the information you need from your current database. What's
more, eMerge 1.5 can also read address books from the following Macintosh
e-mail applications: Claris Emailer, CTM PowerMail, Eudora, Netscape
Communicator, Netscape Navigator, and Outlook Express.
Vince Menanno is one of the principals of Waves in Motion. He uses eMerge
1.5 to send out updates to his company's FileMaker solutions. "What we like
the most about eMerge is its ability to remove duplicates from our mailing
lists. Our database has an entry for everyone who has, at any time,
downloaded our software. Over time, this database always ends up with
duplicate information. With eMerge, I just don't even worry about it."
This is the sort of confidence you need, especially with large mailing
lists. Jeff Gold, for instance, is the President and CEO of FM.Net and is
responsible for managing the Internet chat rooms for over 2,000 radio
stations in North America. "We've found that eMerge is the best way for us
to quickly send custom, merged e-mail containing all the latest news and
information applicable to each of our client stations." And as if that's
not enough, FM.Net will soon be using eMerge to send their biweekly
newsletter, Go Chat!, to the more than 400,000 people around the world who
have registered on their Z.Com chat network.
The added support for international character sets in eMerge 1.5 is
certainly popular among Galleon Software's overseas customers, but is
especially popular right here at home with French Canadian businesses and
Galleon's government contacts. "eMerge is the secret weapon I use for our
political and government clients," says William Stratas of Planetcast
Presentations, Inc. "E-mail list management is a huge area of opportunity
for people who recognize the benefits of fast and reliable broadcast of
But even people with smaller mailing lists can save time and money. "eMerge
has helped our news distribution tremendously," says Paul Thallner a
consultant with the state government in California. "We recently asked each
person on our 3,000 person mailing list if they wanted to receive updates
by e-mail instead of U.S. Mail. Nearly 300 said yes! That's 300 fewer
pieces of regular mail we have to deal with and pay for!"
You can purchase eMerge 1.1 right now from Galleon Software's website for
Or you can download a demo version with full documentation from:
Galleon Software is a Canadian developer of desktop communications software
for small, specialized markets.