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Wed 24 Jun 2009, 11:06 PM
Genii Software is pleased to announce the release of two products, iFidelity and iFidelity Gateway, which greatly improve email fidelity for outbound and inbound mail, as well as for IBM Lotus iNotes.

Read the press release or visit the iFidelity page for more information, or just request a free evaluation license and get started today.  

For a limited time, in order to facilitate the rapid adoption of this revolutionary technology, Genii Software is offering a free iFidelity 3.0 mail server license (including one year of support and upgrades) to any IBM Business Partner who sells or works with IBM Lotus software.  To take advantage of that offer, simply fill out an iFidelity BP Order form and get started with high quality email tomorrow.

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Wed 24 Jun 2009, 12:39 PM
In the not too distant future (say, after I finish my sandwich and verify the wording), Genii Software will be releasing a pair of products about which you might have heard a bit (iFidelity for Lotus Notes and iFidelity Gateway).  Coincidentally, as mentioned by Almar in his post So for years we have been complaining about HTML mail in Lotus Notes and by Volker in his post Outlook's broken, Microsoft has decided to continue the horrible decision they made when releasing Outlook 2007, and use the MS Word rendering engine for Outlook 2010 rather than the more standard's compliant Internet Explorer 8.

I think we should kick them while they're down!

In a perfect world, I'd give everybody iFidelity and improve HTML rendering immeasurably and watch Outlook flounder and die.  Unfortunately, I have a mortgage and kids to put through college, but I can go at least part way.  I've decided that the time is right to show Microsoft how it's done, so I will give any IBM business partner who wants it a free mail server license for iFidelity.  This will help ensure that your outbound email looks great, your inbound email looks great, and even your iNotes email looks great.  Once you start using iFidelity, I am confident you will have an easy time convincing your customers to use it as well.  Once you and your customers are using it, it will be time to show those foolish companies who use Outlook 2007/2010 what true email fidelity and functionality could be, and they can become your new customers.

So, help me raise the bar.  If you are a Lotus Business Partner, fill out an iFidelity Business Partner Order form (fixed link), and I'll send you your license.  My only request is, if you find anything wrong, let me know so I can make it better.  I am MUCH more responsive than IBM or Microsoft, I assure you.

Oh, and feel free to let others know what you think.  Whether you like it or hate it, blog about your experience, twitter it or put it on your Facebook Wall, LinkedIn or whatever you feel like.  If it has problems, make me feel the heat.  If it makes your life better, make me happy.  Together, we can bring Microsoft and Outlook 2007/2010 to their knees.

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