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Revamped Idea: SmarterMail Enterprise License with MAPI/EWS/EAS 5 by 5 user license for end-user customers who want an on-premise installation
Idea shared by Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS - 4/13/2020 at 2:45 AM
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As we are getting closer to fully functioning support for MAPI / EWS / EAS by SmarterMail (I love your job guys! ... even if some things are still missing, such as support for clients with non-English localization or a fully functional system to migrate user data) I renew my question:

Will it be possible in the future to have the opportunity to purchase SmarterMail licenses for on-premise installations for 5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50 and so on users?

Many of our customers currently have local installations of this kind of various products (MS Exchange, Kerio Connect, MDaemon, IceWarp, etc ...) and they do not want to switch to a Cloud system because, for various reasons, they prefer to keep everything in local on their servers.

I think it would be very useful for both Partners and SmarterTools to be able to sell to these customers licenses with a personalized number of users at lower costs than the current minimum of 250 users.
Of course the MAPI / EWS and EAS support should also be scaled in the same way.

What do you think?

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News?
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Good idea.
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Smartermail already has a 10 user free version of enterprise which i'm happy to say 2 of my clients are using and when Outlook and Smartermail stop fighting with each other they love it.
The issue is with MS licensing for Activesync and Mapi, that's where it gets expensive when paying for a 25 user license but only having a maximum of 10 users.
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Or having to buy a 250 user license to match your smartermail license, when only 1 or 2 people will actually use it...
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@ Karl Jones: free 10 users version doesn't support EWS, MAPI, EAS, ecc... so we cannot use that too...

We need a FULL SmarterMail Enterprise license for 5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50 and so on users, that can be deployed in premise to our customers and that can support EWS, MAPI, EAS...

We can sell many license like that, if SmarterTools choose to support it...
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agreed . wish there was a solution . i have been getting my license for about 10 users for years by purchasing a hosting package that included the licence . but they done away with that option and now the 299$ price is just un realistic for me to pay for my family to use the service. dont want a server with missing features  
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BUMP!

Tim, can you consider this idea?
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Now that MAPI support is complete, I would like to have an answer from SmarterTools (or directly from Tim) to see if at least this proposal has been read and is being evaluated.

If accepted, it would be excellent news for us and our customers.
It would also allow us and probably other partners to sell many SmarterMail licenses to end customers, so SmarterTools itself would also gain both economically and in reputation (thanks to the number of actual installations).

I await your kind reply
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Bump!
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Bump again!

Tim, can you consider this request, please?
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If nothing else, then even just an option to purchase EAS licenses in smaller amounts would be a great start (5 and 10 would be great).

I've got 2 customers who want it, but then I need to buy a 25 user license just for them 😔
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I guess it is not really worth the effort for Smartertools to sell a license for 2 users when the 25 users licenses is $8 per user per year. Agreed, as an end user is is frustrating having to pay for licenses you are not using but such is life.
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ok Nathan Y, but this is your thought (which might also be right, albeit unsatisfactory....)

But we need an answer from Tim

What I ask for is an On-Premise licensing system for selling On-Premise installations to my customers, similar to what some other competitors do.
For example packages of 5 users at a time (or something similar)
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The EAS licenses could also be controlled by Microsoft, they may state they can only sell them in batches of 25/50 or perhaps SmarterTools gets better pricing from Microsoft when they sell them in batches of 25/50.
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I only want to know (from Smartertools or Tim) if thre's such a possibility or not.

@echoDream: other competitors are selling EAS in smaller quantity, so I think that's not the real issue... Maybe SmarterTools has an agreement with MIcrosoft so they cannot, but we don't know
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BUMP....

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