Didn’t SmarterMail 16 just come out? It sure seems that way doesn’t it! We are just a few months shy of the original release of SmarterMail 16, and while it has been a rollercoaster of emotions, bugs and other issues, we stayed the course, ironed out the problems and made a better email platform in the end! SmarterTools though, is not done!
So what new shiny features are coming?
The most anticipated and massive update to SmarterMail will be true Exchange like support through the MAPI over HTTP protocol. This will allow Outlook 2013+ and Windows Mail to connect to SmarterMail as if it was a native Exchange mail server. This allows for sharing email folders, calendars, contacts, tasks, notes, secondary calendars, creating distribution groups and more! MAPI will be available to MacOS and Windows Outlook 2013+ as well as the Windows Mail email client. Since SmarterTool’s MAPI implementation is at the server-level, this means there is no need for any 3rd party components or addons into Outlook!
Secondly, 2FA or Two-Factor Authentication is now a thing! This means that logging into the SmarterMail web interface can now prompt for a 2FA token, which adds a further layer of security and helps protect your account from being taken over! Those of us who use are not using the web interface, but rely on email clients like Outlook can now create “app passwords” which are separate passwords that are only usable for that specific email client or application. This further enhances the security of SmarterMail and your email accounts!
Anything else new?
Absolutely! You guys have been asking and asking for the ability to run content filters on demand (much like Outlook can do) and with v17, it is finally coming! This will be one of those heavenly “ahhh” moments to clients who want to sort a massive folder of emails! SmarterMail’s meetings system will now include their very own integrated WebRTC video chat system as well, which means no more 3rd party stuff!
SmarterMail 17 is also introducing a new feature they are calling “unsend/recall”. This will allow clients to stop a message from sending, revise it, re-word it or do not send the message at all! They are also adding a feature to “schedule” sending of when an email is sent, for example, “Send after 5 minutes” or “Send at 8:00 pm”. This one sounds like it will be super helpful!
We’ve had many customers ask for the ability to print their calendar or print their Agenda view, SmarterMail 17 will make this happen! As well as the ability to reply to meeting requests with a question or a comment or even require attendees to provide a comment.
SmarterMail 17 is planned for this quarter, we will be keeping a sharp eye on it internally to see how it performs and how the new features work so we can guide you guys to use SmarterMail 17 to its fullest!