Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 17:53:19 +0000 From: Richi Jennings <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: OpenMail Hello; this is a note to editors and journalists who track e-mail, messaging, collaboration, e-services/e-business, groupware, etc. (Abject apologies if I've sent this to an inappropriate mailbox -- perhaps you'd be kind enough to let me know who would be a more appropriate person to receive this?) At the EMA'99 conference in Dallas next week, HP will be making two interesting announcements around our OpenMail(R) Business Messaging and E-Services solution: a new and vastly-improved product lineup and a new ultra-secure remote messaging offering. We'll also have plenty of other background information to share with you. There's a session in the program for OpenMail at 2:30pm on Tuesday, March 30th, in City View III, which you are welcome to attend. Recent months have seen a big resurgence in the perception of OpenMail in the minds of our customers and prospects. Witness our recent outstanding customer survey results, our recent sales gains, our plans to add Linux into our product line, and our continuing successful delivery of OpenMail's unique Microsoft Outlook functionality. We're finding the market trend is to look beyond the 3 or 4 more-visible choices when looking for large-scale business messaging and collaboration. (In addition, we haven't exactly been hurt by the continued unfortunate delivery hiccoughs experienced by other vendors who would seek to claim OpenMail's large-scale business messaging position.) OpenMail is successfully (if quietly) selling and implementing large quantities of mailbox licenses into our traditional large-scale business messaging market, and also into service providers (either for high functionality outsourced messaging or added-value ISPs). We recently announced that we currently have 10,000,000 seats implemented (after accounting for a few retirements, mostly due to mergers/acquisitions). OpenMail is moving ahead, spurred on by the renewed vigor of HP's new organization and its commitment to the product. I'd love to have the opportunity of talking to you about this, our new product line and our plans for the future. If you'd like to set up some time, either in Dallas, or at another time, please don't hesitate to reply to this message or pick up the telephone. Hope to see you at EMA; regards, richi. -- Richi Jennings <email@example.com> tel:+44-1344-365870 (T316-5870) OpenMail PR/ICR & Technical Product Mgr. Page: firstname.lastname@example.org HP Communications Software Operation http://www.hp.com/go/openmail "Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty"