Maintenance and Support - Renewal / Reinstatement

What is Maintenance and Support?
Maintenance and Support is a subscription that makes licenses eligible to receive software updates and technical support. Each new purchase of a SmarterMail, SmarterTrack or SmarterStats license includes 12 months of Maintenance and Support at no additional charge. (For example, if a new SmarterMail license is purchased on September 1, 2018, Maintenance and Support will expire on August 31, 2019.) For the duration of Maintenance and Support, the customer can download and install any software updates to receive the latest features and fixes and submit support requests at the Technical Support page of the SmarterTools website.

How do I extend/renew my Maintenance and Support?
Customers can renew their Maintenance and Support up to 60 days before their current coverage expires, ensuring continuous coverage for an additional 12 months at only 40% of the new product price. (For example, the customer that purchased a new SmarterMail license on September 1, 2018 may renew his Maintenance and Support as early as July 1, 2019 to extend his Maintenance and Support coverage through August 31, 2020.)
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Does Maintenance and Support automatically renew?
Actually, no. Auto-renewal can be a hassle for many businesses. Therefore, SmarterTools begins contacting customers well ahead of their expiration date, and a number of automatic messages are sent out with varying frequency reminding customers of their Maintenance and Support expiration date and how to renew. SmarterTools makes every effort to notify customers of their renewal date so that they can take advantage of the significant savings available.

I have current Maintenance and Support coverage. How do I upgrade my software to the latest version?
If you have current Maintenance and Support coverage, your license will be automatically eligible for the most recent versions when new updates of SmarterMail, SmarterTrack, or SmarterStats are released. This will allow you to download and install the newest version of the product from the SmarterTools website.

My Maintenance and Support expired. How do I reinstate Maintenance and Support coverage?
SmarterTools offers Maintenance and Support reinstatements to customers whose Maintenance and Support coverage has expired for 75% of the new product price. Maintenance and Support reinstatements allow the customer to upgrade to the most recent version of the product and include 12 months of Maintenance and Support coverage at no additional charge.

For example, if a customer purchases a new SmarterMail license on September 1, 2018, and does not renew Maintenance and Support coverage, the initial coverage term will expire on August 31, 2019. After this date, a Maintenance and Support reinstatement is required in order to download and install any software updates to receive the latest features and fixes and submit support requests at the Technical Support page of the SmarterTools website. If he purchases a reinstatement on November 1, 2019, he will be able to upgrade to the latest version of SmarterMail and will receive Maintenance and Support coverage through October 31, 2020 at no additional charge.

Because reinstatements are priced much higher than renewals, it is generally more cost effective to maintain current Maintenance and Support and remain on the latest version than to allow Maintenance and Support coverage to expire and then reinstate later.

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So, if we are using the free version, we cannot get upgrades for security or bug fixes?
Noreen Braman (August 3, 2017 at 10:24 AM)
Hi, Noreen. The Free Edition doesn't have Upgrade Protection as it's free. However, you CAN upgrade the Free Edition to any major or minor version just as you do any paid version.
Derek Curtis (August 4, 2017 at 8:01 AM)

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