updated 12:20 pm EDT, Sat July 26, 2008
Outspring has announced that it is discontinuing its QuickMail email client and server line. The company has suspended all sales and phone support for QuickMail, although customers who purchased QuickMail products in the last 90 days will still be entitled to another 90 days of telephone support. Prior customers can still find peer-to-peer support in Outspring's support forum as well. Final versions of the server and client versions have been released, the company noted: QuickMail server has been updated with compatibility fixes and has also been locked to not operate on systems above Mac OS X 10.4.
The QuickMail Client Macintosh has been updated to an embedded serial number, meaning it no longer requires an activation code, also the startup screen has been changed to encourage users to migrate to Outspring Mail.
While Outspring has discontinued sales on QuickMail products, it will still continue to offer the 1000-User upgrade, allowing those running QuickMail server to upgrade their server to a maximum of 1000 users. The price for this upgrade is $200.
"We do intend to eventually create an all-new QuickMail server, written from the ground-up to be completely UNIX and OS X compatible. But right now, our primary focus is on our new Outspring Mail client for Macintosh and our line of spam-fighting products," said Jeff Baudin, President and CEO of Outspring.
Baudin also estimated that if a new Quickmail server is created it will not be available until at least 2010.