R-Comp announce DialUp 3 and NetFetch 2
We are pleased to announce the release of DialUp 3 and NetFetch 2.
The two upgrades are being announced together, because the products
are developed in parallel - DialUp for modem users, NetFetch for
Among a number of smaller enhancements, the big new feature of
DU3 and NF2 is the presence of Hermes, our new email transfer
software. Hermes has been designed to support the latest security
and technological requirements of email (eg. all the different
flavours of authorised SMTP, secure aPOP mail fetches and more).
Many internet providers (eg. BT internet) are now requiring the
use of such features, and we feel it is imperative that RISC OS
continue to excel in the email field.
Multiple mailboxes can now be fetched in parallel, meaning that
there's no need to wait for empty mailboxes to finish checking
before your other mail comes down. Similarly emails can be
downloaded at the same time as messages are being sent. This
makes email far more efficient, and reduces time spent waiting.
Messages can now be left on the server, skipping over the ones
you have already fetched. This means that you can easily download
emails onto your home machine, without making them unavailable
Hermes is cosmetically appealing too, of course, featuring percentage
completed bars, and dynamically sized windows to make efficient use
of screen space.
If you are fetching a number of mailboxes you can give each
a sensible name, for speedier identification. Each
mailbox can be enabled/disabled as needed, and you can view logs
Hermes integrates transparently into NetFetch2 and DialUp3, but
can also be used standalone if required - it will detect how
you are using it, and behave accordingly. Existing setups will
be imported into Hermes allowing simple, hassle-free migration.
Of course, this is only the beginning - Hermes has been designed
with future expansion in mind...
DialUp3 and NetFetch2 are designed to be 26/32 bit compatible,
so users can purchase a single update to cover whatever
RISC OS machine they may purchase in future.
As usual, we expect to add more new features to both products
over time - existing customers will be familiar with our
As we are now using Hermes here totally, (and DialUp2 and NetFetch
are some years old anyway!), we are phasing out technical support
on the older versions.
Users of each product can upgrade for 15ukp inc VAT. If you
own both DialUp2 and NetFetch and wish to update both, you
can do so for 20ukp.
Anyone wishing to upgrade at the show, should bring their old
discs with them.
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