Premier E-mail List Solution Provider to Demo LISTSERV® and LSMTP® Software

Landover, MD (October 29, 1999) – L-Soft international, Inc., the premier provider of e-mail list solutions, announced today its exhibit plans at the upcoming DECUS '99 event to be held in San Diego, California, from November 6-11. At this event, L-Soft will demonstrate how to technically implement LISTSERV® mailing list management software and LSMTP® e-mail delivery software for the administration of high-volume electronic newsletters, e-mail discussion groups, and personalized direct e-mail campaigns.

With over 13 years of experience in software development, L-Soft offers a comprehensive portfolio of high performance, Web-enabled e-mail list and e-mail delivery software products, as well as custom e-mail list hosting services. These solutions address the rapidly growing demand for scalable e-mail list communications on the Internet and corporate intranets.

Forming part of L-Soft's donation portfolio are the lists of the Enterprise Server Integration Local User Group (ESILUG), which is the Washington D.C.-area user group affiliated with DECUS. ESILUG use their lists as the primary means for planning and running their group's activities. "LISTSERV software has a strong, best-of-breed reputation, and I know that L-Soft runs round-the-clock reliable services. Furthermore, LISTSERV software offers me (as a list owner) greater functionality than I had before, and it offers list members greater flexibility too. I've already gotten comments from LUG members that this new environment is much nicer," says Jim Becker of DECUS ESILUG.

L-Soft will be demonstrating its solutions in Booth #818 at the DECUS '99 event being held at the San Diego Convention Center, November 6-11. The company is also sponsoring a daily contest at the show that will provide booth visitors with an opportunity to win free LISTSERV licenses, free LSMTP licenses, and free list hosting services for a one-year period. The products and services to be demonstrated at the DECUS event include:

LISTSERV® mailing list management software

Introduced in 1986, LISTSERV was the first mailing list manager and quickly defined the de facto standard for the administration of electronic mailing lists. Its flexibility, time-tested performance and fabled robustness have made it the product of choice for high-visibility, high-volume mailing lists – and for just about any other type of list too.

Noteworthy features introduced in the recent version of LISTSERV 1.8d include:

  • Database Integration facility for the creation of spontaneous lists and Mail-Merge operations
  • Mail-Merge support for the creation of personalized messages
  • Enhanced customizable Web Interface for List and Site Administration.

Available for Tru64 unix as well as 9 other brands of unix, OpenVMS, VM, Windows NT, and Windows 95/98, LISTSERV delivers 30 million messages on an average weekday to the subscribers of over 135,000 LISTSERV lists around the world.

LSMTP® e-mail delivery software

Introduced in 1996, LSMTP made headlines by delivering an incredible 100,000 messages per hour on a $5,000 PC (real workload - not artificial "lab traffic"). Nowadays, a $2,500 Pentium II system will deliver 300,000 - 400,000 messages per hour, while a small AlphaServer can handle 1 million hourly deliveries.

New features introduced in the recent version of LSMTP 1.1b include:

  • Mail-Merge support for the creation of personalized messages
  • Message delivery API allows for the delivery of messages in files for automated processing
  • Improved accounting records and additional performance improvements

LSMTP is available for Windows NT and OpenVMS.

ListPlex® e-mail list hosting service

ListPlex provides customers with access to L-Soft's expertise and technology without hardware, software, or personnel investments. With over 9 million daily deliveries, L-Soft's ListPlex outsourcing services are by far the most popular and scalable on the Internet. Furthermore, ListPlex allows customers to outsource their services under a virtual domain name for seamless integration with the rest of their Internet presence. Designed for maximum flexibility, customers are able to remotely integrate the operation of their e-mail lists with the rest of their in-house servers. Anything that is possible at a customer's traditional in-house system can be implemented with a ListPlex service.

L-Soft's ListPlex service is implemented using AlphaServers running OpenVMS, Tru64 and Windows NT, and Intel systems running Windows NT.

About L-Soft

L-Soft International, Inc. is the premier provider of electronic mailing list and e-mail delivery solutions used on the Internet and private intranets. Meeting the growing demand for scalable e-mail communication solutions, L-Soft's innovative, Web-enabled technology offers an extensive portfolio of products and services for non-technical and expert users alike. Solutions range from high-performance software to custom list hosting services, providing large to small-scale alternatives for e-mail newsletters, discussion groups, or "mail-merge" (targeted, customized messages prepared with the help of a database back-end). Launched in 1986, LISTSERV® delivers 30 million messages on an average weekday to the subscribers of over 135,000 LISTSERV lists worldwide.

Among L-Soft's clients are Compaq, AOL, Intel, Microsoft, ZDNET, IBM, AT&T, Netscape, MCI, Lucent Technologies, Charles Schwab, Citicorp, Legg Mason, Dow Jones, NASA, United Nations, Sprint, Tribune Company, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, IDG, CNN, USA Today, National Geographic, Lifetime Television, Disney Publishing, Time Warner, Woman's Wire, MCA Records, Universal Studios, the majority of U.S. Government departments and international Universities.

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