Has a release timeline been set for the SmarterMail 17.x?
Question asked by Michael Breines - April 11 at 10:12 AM
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Is a rough release timeline available yet?

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I would also like to know in particular when a beta will come out that contains MAPI support ...
We are waiting for this to do some tests, until there is MAPI support unfortunately I can not dedicate time to debugging ...
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Tim Uzzanti Replied
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This Friday we are releasing another BETA.
 
In 2 to 3 weeks were releasing a VERY IMPORTANT BETA that will have all the backend functionality to support MAPI.  This will change the way we store all configuration files and data in SmarterMail.  We are eliminating almost all XML configuration files at the System, Domain and User levels by using SQLite.  Team Workspaces and Mailing Lists were already implemented in SQLite but even they are being rolled into a single SQLite database per Domain!  These changes drastically reduce the number of files, File I/O and Memory.  We have introduced a much more optimized memory caching layer instead of the MANY CACHES we have that were added or built over the years.  
 
After releasing some BETA's stabilizing all the backend changes we will then release the MAPI protocol, allowing customers to use Microsoft Outlook.
 
Between SmarterMail 16.x and 17.x, SmarterMail will have been completely rewritten using all the latest technologies and will have allow us to focus on the remaining work we have to offer Clustering and a Linux version.  
 
This is a major milestone for SmarterTools and we're extremely excited!
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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kevind Replied
Here's an idea. Instead of clustering and a Linux version, just skip the OS altogether and make SmarterMail into an app that runs on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
 
Leverage cloud services for built-in redundancy, infinite scaling, great security, and low cost.  Plus you could take advantage of new features like AI and blockchain.
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Sounds then like a June or July release?

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