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Is there any news on the phantom new "beta" SmarterMail release?
Question asked by Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS - 9/7/2022 at 2:35 AM
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Is there any news on the new "beta" SmarterMail release?

Months ago it was said (even in my tickets still open ...) that, in addition to bringing new functions, it would solve some problems that are still without FIX ...

Do you know anything?
Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS - Head of SysAdmins
Currently manages 3 SmarterMail installations (1 in cloud for SERSIS which provides service to a few hundreds 3rd party Mail Domains + 2 on premise to customers)

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echoDreamz Replied
Agreed… not hearing anything is no good. Need more feedback from ST about what is happening with SM. 
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Sébastien Riccio Replied
For betas adding new features and so on, it would be really nice to have a place where we can know (maybe a beta participation program that people willing to participate can join) what features/modifications are on the roadmap as well as how their are going to be implemented.

That would allow at least :
- Customers to have a real vision of the future of the product (not only "super new stuff is coming")

- Collaboration between participating customers and dev team with comments, suggestions, questions about the the roadmap. Who know maybe users/customers of the product might have great ideas about what could improve it or what would be a regression.

- Having some beta testers willingly to test the new features on a testing environnement as they are being implemented and report issues/comments/suggestions 

A bit like the windows insider program where you can decide to install currently in dev builds, knowing that there can be issues, but allowing to test and feedback about things as they are being implemented. 

Could maybe be a win-win situation :)


Sébastien Riccio
System & Network Admin

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Sabatino Replied
This silence makes a lot of noise :-(
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Tim Uzzanti Replied
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We are going to start talking about it now that everything is near completion!  

Its a huge release!
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Great news! I can't wait to know something else!
Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS - Head of SysAdmins
Currently manages 3 SmarterMail installations (1 in cloud for SERSIS which provides service to a few hundreds 3rd party Mail Domains + 2 on premise to customers)
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Proto Replied
It would sure be nice to have two release tracks: Stable and advancing.
It would also be nice to have a forum for registered users, perhaps only those with support subscriptions, to communicate in and speak candidly.
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Michael Replied
Tim, we are anxious to hear about what's coming and a potential updated timeline or target. Thanks to all for the hard work. 
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Ron Raley Replied
This is excellent.
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kevind Replied
Just following up a week later. Since it's near completion, can you post some of the enhancements?

We realize there's a beta process and it will be a while before production, but it would be nice to know what's coming soon. For example, if a customer is thinking of moving to Office365 for a specific feature, we can tell them that feature is coming soon to SmarterMail.

Thanks.
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John Marx Replied
I am expecting a lot of code cleanup, speed improvements, and a Linux version. Some cool enhancements like a Mark as Spam button, ties to more external spam programs, etc. but not much more. 

My biggest concern is testing usually takes 4-6 months which means we won't see a real release this year. I am hoping I am wrong but I am thinking the changes are so vast that we will get the information next year. 

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