Another Minor 15.x Release?
Question asked by Scott Forsythe - May 2, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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We haven't had a new release of 15.x since January. There have been a few bug fixes and special builds since then. Any plans for another 15.x minor release? Thanks!

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echoDreamz Replied
Due to them solely focusing on SM 16. I've had an open ticket with them for almost 2 months now I believe for an issue with SM 15 that hasn't yet been addressed due to the SM 16 release and all the developers are all hands on deck for it.

Christopher

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kevind Replied
Just bumping this thread, hoping that 15.6 will be released soon.
 
There have been many custom builds published in this forum over the past few months, but we're hesitant to install them because there are no release notes. Thanks!
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Scarab Replied
I totally get that SMv16 is well beyond schedule as there were a lot more changes required to do under the hood for a UIX overhaul, and I've got no complaints about that whatsoever. However I agree that we are in desperate need of a v15 release that fixes many of the major outstanding issues. I know personally we've been getting hammered by malformed emails that are taking all of our SM servers down for the count that was fixed in a custom build but not widely available for anyone who didn't open a Trouble Ticket for it. I was happy waiting a week or two for a final build but now that it is turning into over a month since the issue was first reported and supposedly resolved with a custom build my patience is beginning to wear a little thin as I can no longer wait for a fix while babysitting the SM Spool 24/7/365 on 5 servers. Honestly, my time would be far better spent at this point looking for an alternative to SM and migrating all our users.
 
SmarterTools feel free to take as long as you want with v16 but please get us a v15 Minor Release with the major outstanding issues resolved asap so that those of us who have been patient will continue to stick around rather than moving on to Kopano or Open-Xchange. 
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echoDreamz Replied
I agree, a subset of the developers should have been held back to handle v15 while others work to improve v16. While I get that SmarterTools wants to get v16 out the door as stable as possible, they also have an active product being used by thousands and should still continue to be supported. I know I've had a ticket open for about 3 months now waiting for SM v16 to release so they can work on it.

Christopher

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Steve Vibert Replied
Yup, add me to the extremely FRUSTRATED users getting what's essentially a "sorry, we're too busy working on SM16 to give a crap about your SM15 problem".
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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Hi everyone,
 
SmarterMail 15.6.6347 was released yesterday! This version includes fixes that were applied to SmarterMail 16.x as well. Check it out here: https://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/release-notes/15
 
Thank you for your patience! 

Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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kevind Replied
Andrea, great, thanks!

I noticed that 10 out of the 30 or so fixes had to do with Exchange Web Services. I don't see much discussion of EWS here in the forum, but it seems like a good technology (more advanced than IMAP). How can we use it? Does it work with Outlook or smartphones?

Thanks,
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Gabriele Maoret Replied
you can use it with EM Client
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kevind Replied
Yes, thanks for the reply. It would be nice to get some feedback on EM Client from the community. Wondering how well it works with SmarterMail EWS and if users are accepting it as an Outlook replacement.

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