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Author Topic: eM Client 70% off  (Read 8283 times)

Curt

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eM Client 70% off
« on: June 05, 2013, 02:45:30 AM »
I don't know why eM Client Pro 5 is on offer already, $15 $20 instead of $50. In my memory version 5 is not very new or old, so I am a bit puzzled by the discounted offer on the new, ugly Bits du Jour. Maybe it is just some kind of a hello, we are still alive!...

http://www.bitsdujou...software/em-client-5
« Last Edit: June 06, 2013, 11:08:09 AM by Curt, Reason: $20 »

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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 11:09:21 AM »
I don't know why eM Client Pro 5 is on offer already, $15 $20 instead of $50. In my memory version 5 is not very new or old, so I am a bit puzzled by the discounted offer on the new, ugly Bits du Jour. Maybe it is just some kind of a hello, we are still alive!...

http://www.bitsdujou...software/em-client-5


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eM Client 40% off
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 03:46:10 AM »
I went to Bits du Jour to investigate the offer in more details. It turns out that Em Client basically is a freeware program, and it is still being made "outside of Softmaker" - in USA. The only difference I have been able to find between FREE and $50_PRO is "support, commercial use, and more than two accounts" - other than that, they are identical. eM Client 5 PRO is on "fixed discount" via Bits du Jour: 40% off => $29.95 http://www.bitsdujou...software/em-client-5 but "normal" people will only need the free version: http://www.emclient.com/download

This is all very weird to me, being an old Softmaker customer. I feel having been played; why did Softmaker make me pay a lot of money for a freeware program? Yes, my version is "integrated" with Softmaker's suite, and I have not checked if the American original can be installed on top of the German sibling, but in my mind, I feel cheated. Hey, maybe they told me in advance, and I have forgotten
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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 04:53:23 PM »
Quote from: news@softmaker
Version 6 of eM Client Professional will be released in January

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or you could use version 6 already now if you download the free American original: http://www.emclient.com/download !

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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 11:16:39 AM »
That free version is only a trial, isn't it?  The home version is free, but it seems like there are limitations.

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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 11:40:55 AM »
That free version is only a trial, isn't it?  The home version is free, but it seems like there are limitations.

main difference (far as I can see anyway) is free is up to two accounts only
http://www.emclient.com/pro-vs-free
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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 12:06:17 PM »
And it can't be used commercially... and support.  That's the extent of the differences between a lot of software use, and I guess that was my point.  There is a difference... so I don't see the problem?

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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 12:54:42 PM »
I've been looking at this program. It'd be nice to have access to Google Calendars next to my email.

I don't like that the lifetime license option is another $50 on top of whatever you pay for a Pro license, though.

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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 08:07:29 AM »
Quote from: SoftMaker
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1. Free update: eM Client Professional 6 has just been released.
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Good news for all users of SoftMaker Office Professional 2012 for Windows: Effective immediately, version 6 of our Outlook alternative eM Client Professional is available, and you receive it as a free-of-charge online update!

Version 6 comes with many improvements over version 5, such as:

- Full support for Microsoft Exchange servers through EWS
- User interface enhanced to support touchscreen computers and tablets
- You can now access calendars on Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Live.
- Improved integration of Google Mail and Google Apps
- You can edit the subject line of incoming e-mail messages.
- The new de-duplication tool finds and removes duplicate e-mails.

... and much more!

Users of SoftMaker Office Professional 2012 for Windows receive this update free-of-charge through the automatic update function of eM Client. Alternatively, click on Help > Check for updates to get it.

Find out more:
http://www.softmaker.com/

I have searched the SoftMaker site but couldn't find a link to the eM Client installer, so I've asked their support for one. This direct link to the newest 13.86MB installer will only be available for a brief period of time, before I remove it again: http://www.emclient...._SoftMaker/setup.msi . Notice how the address is not at SoftMaker's...
« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 07:01:00 AM by Curt »

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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 10:56:32 PM »
I will give the guys at SoftMaker credit. Their office suite has been out for a long time and they keep giving their users free updates to eM client. I don't think every company would be generous enough to do that.

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Re: eM Client 70% off
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014, 04:41:09 AM »
I will give the guys at SoftMaker credit. Their office suite has been out for a long time and they keep giving their users free updates to eM client. I don't think every company would be generous enough to do that.

I just tried Softmaker's EM for the first time lately - I was impressed.
It was a little buggy in performance terms - I often had to wait for things I would have expected to be instant. (Looking forward to updating to #6.)
Tom