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Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v9.0 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v9 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:
> Features / Improvements
* Important: made the sending feature (core function) as a Windows Service. If you install AMSBE on your server, it is very useful – can enjoy the automatic greetings sending feature without logged in Windows. Lets the product UI does not start automatically follow Windows starting, only need to run it manually when you need to configure it, it’s friendlier, and reduced the system load. Besides, the sending efficiency of Windows Service is higher than the desktop program.
* Important: can process the birthdays of Feb 29!
* Important: adds the icons to the context menu of employees / contacts managers.
* Important: updates the {My company} macro in time after changed enterprise name.
* Important: do not allows you to delete the logs within 15 days, because this action may cause resendings, and you may not fully understand why.
* Removed the wrapper program, lets AMSBE running faster and occupying less system resources.
* Do not request the confirmation when exit the desktop program, because it uses Windows Service to send your greetings.
* No longer uses the bold texts on all interfaces, replaced them with colorful texts, more readable and beautiful.
* Queue and log manager: focuses on the listbox and selects the first row (if has) after deleted a log.

>> Bug Fixes
* Fixed a language item for Traditional Chinese.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v8.0 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v8 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:
> Features / Improvements
* Important: added the “Multi-update” feature for contacts and employees: now you can update [Use template], [CC] and [BCC] information for all the selected people, no longer need to set them one by one.
* Important: maximizes the Employees & Contacts Manager windows after opened them.
* Important: Employees & Contacts Manager: fixed the width of the left treeview, does not automatically adjust it when the size of is window changed. Because you may do not need to adjust the left width once tuned it fine, in order to leave more area to the right list.
* Important: adjusted the color scheme of the main, about and view/upgrade license interfaces, more beautiful and easier to read.
* eMail templates manager: in the non-edit mode, does not show any prompt if checked “Default birthday/festival template” options, because the non-edit mode does not do any data change for the selected template.
* Added the proper icon to all system message boxes, and all of these message boxes support pressing <Esc> to close.
* Optimized the Options interface: a little alignment problem of the sample date label.
* Optimized the software texts for currently 11 languages.

>> Bug Fixes
* Important: if the content, attachment and / or inner picture are big, some email servers may reject the message, and you will receive a bounce email with “500 5.5.0 Line too long” error.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v7.0 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v7 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:
> Features / Improvements
* Important (I): fully supports native Italiano.
* I: contacts & employees selector supports “Select all”, “Select none” and “Invert selection” features.
* I: uses the Segoe UI font which is used in Vista ~ Win10 and highly recommended by Microsoft for all interfaces, makes AMSBE to be more beautiful and friendlier greatly.
* I: optimized the behavior when switch between “Design”, “Source” and “Preview” tab pages on the HTML email editor, let this no longer be confusing.
* I: optimized the (E)SMTP component to get the faster and more stable sending.
* I: optimized the festival greeting sending (one by one mode): only use ONE SMTP session, more stable and faster.
* I: made and used the new, more beautiful and friendlier toolbar icons for “eMail templates manager” and “Enterprise structure” interfaces.
* I: optimized the built-in cards selector – made it can absolutely align the cards orderly, for all languages.
* I: now it will show you a prompt about format lost when switch the rich text email to plain text, and only do switching if you confirmed that.
* I: optimized the color and layout of the main interface.
* Optimized the interface texts for all languages.
* Further standardize and optimized the spacing, margin and alignment of the controls for all interfaces.
* Changed the splitter color from black to gray for all related interfaces to make them friendlier.
* Optimized the color of license type and “license to…” labels for all license related interfaces, such as main, about, view/upgrade license interfaces.
* Reduced the size of some interfaces to make them compact and easy to use.

>> Bug Fixes
* I: some email clients/webmails may messily display the received email (which is sent by the built-in template of AMSBE).
* I: the foreground/background text color setter of HTML eMail editor cannot completely displays the color names for some languages.
* I: the “Open database location (for technical support)” feature is not working properly: opened the program folder, not database file folder (caused by the separating the data and program to different place from v5).
* I: if you set the “Startup position” as “System tray”, and open the “Options” interface by directly click the “Preferences” link on the main interface, then the “Startup position” will always display as “Normal” (but AMSBE process this option as the right value – “System tray”).
* Cannot see the bottom border of “Employee information” group box on the employee editor.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v6.0 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v6 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:
> Features / Improvements
* Important (I): fully supports native 日本語 and 한국어.
* I: standardized the display name of [CC me to] receiver as “Me” (in multi-language), more concise and friendlier. And more, this action can avoid the no display name receiver appearing in the eMails that you getting them as a copy.
* I: supports to open/run two or more attachments in one time.
* I: optimized the internal processing logic of the adjustable numeric boxes, more accurate and stable.
* I: sometimes, cannot let the input area automatic getting focus under the designed condition.
* I: optimized the internal logic of signatures manager.
* Shows the accurate prompt if tested the proxy server/SMTP account successfully: “Connected and logged in to the proxy server/SMTP server successfully.”
* Adjusted the scope of “the Maximal resending times if failed” to 0~3, the default to 0 (not try).
* Optimized current 8 languages (software and website).
* The web registration machine can process the non-ASCII characters.
* Optimized the templates manager interface: after clicked <Restore> button, the blank area between header and body is too large.
* Optimized the self-recommendation words for Free license.
* Simplified the installing steps.
* Removed the context menu of the HTML email editor, in order to avoid you switch the designer to browse mode accidentally.
* Does not log the failure reason when trying to connect to the SMTP server.
* Queue and log manager: changes the automatic refreshing frequency from 2 minutes to half a minute, in order to let you to see the result quickly when you staying on this interface.

>> Bug Fixes
* I: if your name or your company name has the non-ASCII character(s), you may cannot register your license properly.
* I: has NOT properly installed the sample files of employees/contacts for Deutsch, Español and Français languages.
* I: the sorting result is not accurate for the column which is the comma style.
* I: it may change other information (e.g. sent time, SMTP account) when logging the failure reason.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v5.0 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v5 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:
> Features / Improvements
* Important (I): fully supports native Deutsch, Español and Français.
* I: added a new option “Send season’s greetings” to control if send the season’s greetings automatically. By default, it’s turned off, in order to do not send the “unauthorized” greetings. Once turned on it, AMSBE will give you a proper prompt for checking if current festivals are necessary.
* I: optimized the CC algorithm of one-by-one festival greetings – does not CC to you for every greeting, you will only get one copy for a festival, more rational and efficient.
* I: for anti-spam reason, now does not allow you to send the non-subject eMails.
* I: can perfectly preview the effect when change font settings.
* I: uses the new company logo on the “About…” and Splash interfaces.
* I: changed the card in the built-in festival template – no longer uses the difficult to understand Chinese text.
* I: does not install AMSBE to “User Application Data” folder forcibly.
* I: no longer puts the autostart shortcut under “Common Startup” menu (replace it with “User Startup” menu), because you cannot decide for others!
* For all toolbar buttons: puts the text after icon (previous versions is: text under the icon), in order to use the screen space more efficiently.
* Optimized the “Get/retrieve your license (free)” feature – uses the self-service to retrieve it instantly, no longer need to wait for us to verify it and send back to you manually.
* Optimized the “Request remote support (fee-based)” feature – links to company site directly, in order to avoid clicking the mouse twice and jumping the page again.
* Optimized the texts of current 5 languages.
* Optimized the online help documentation.
* Optimized internal efficiency.
* Removed some duplicate language texts.

>> Bug Fixes
* I: in one-by-one mode (for festivals only), cannot replace the macros in [Subject] field.
* I: if the email has not attachment, but has the background image/sound, some webmail systems will display the attachment icon in their messages listing, such as Outlook.com, Gmail.
* I: in a few languages, the <Default> button of “Options -> Signatures” interface cannot be displayed regularly, even will be covered.
* The tooltip of <Copy> button on the “Contacts manager” interface is wrong (written as “Duplicates the selected employee.”), for English, Português (Portugal) and Português (Brasil) languages.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v4.1 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v4.1 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:

>> Features / Improvements
* Important: fully supports native Português (Portugal).
* Optimized the “Background…” drop-down menu of rich text template editor: do not show the drop-down menu again when you selected a menu item.
* Optimized the border all text input boxes, more beautiful.
* Optimized rich text template editor: only shows the HTML toolbar in Design tab page.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v4.0 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v4.0 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:

>> Features / Improvements
* Important: fully supports native Português (Brasil).
* Changed “Your Account@” to “YourAccount@” for the automatic generated email addresses on “Add SMTP account” interface.
* Optimized the “Festival manager” interface (the spacing of a few controls is irregular).
* Festival manager: the left list supports horizontal scrolling, in order to see the long festival names that cannot be fully displayed.
* Optimized and beautified all interfaces

>> Bug Fixes
* If your opened “About…” interface (in Free license) and then register your license, then before next run, the licensed user name will display as red text (should be blue).
* Festival manager: the “View template” button covers right border of the “Festival & template” group box.
* Export contacts: the .csv filter appears twice (one should be “*.*”) on the “Save As” dialog box.
* Maybe you cannot see the license information on the “View/upgrade license” interface due to network reason.
* If you inputted a wrong license key will cover previous right key (if already registered).

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v3.2 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v3.2 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:

>> Features / Improvements
* Important: perfected UI effect for any system DPI setting, in any supported Operating Systems (system DPI setting: in Windows 7, it can be changed at “Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display -> Make text and other items larger or smaller”).
* Text signature editor supports using <Ctrl+A> to select all texts.
* Optimized online documentation.
* The [Gender] columns of “Select employees/contacts” interfaces can display fully on Windows XP.
* Standardized the length of [Age] input boxes on “Search contacts/employees” interfaces.
* If you are using the Free license, displays “Free license for any company” in the [Company] field on “View/upgrade license” interface.

>> Bug Fixes
* Important: after upgraded product version from 2.22- to 3.0+, at the first run, “Insert built-in greeting card…” and “Open example” on the Importing employees/contacts functions are unavailable.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v3.1 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v3.1 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:

>> New Features
* Important: importing contacts/employees feature is now compatible with any valid [Birthday] formats for non-Excel files (csv, txt, etc.), such as MM/dd/yyyy, M/d/YYYY, not must be yyyy-MM-dd format.
* Important: optimized the startup speed (put the network related tasks in the background).
* Added “the values can be ignored, but still need place holders.” remark to “The explanation of importing contacts/employees” interface.
* Adjusted [Birthday] explanation of “Required fields” on importing wizard interface: supports any valid date formats, not must be yyyy-MM-dd format.
* Optimized the prompt of imported contacts/employees, let it more readable.
* Optimized an English text.

>> Bug Fixes
* Important: if the background image, background sound or embedded images do not exist, the whole email will send unsuccessfully.
* Important: the [Department] column of employees list may display unreadable “_my_com_” string.

Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v3.0 Is Available

Hello everyone,

Now Auto Mail Sender™ Birthday Edition v3.0 is available, you can feel free to upgrade your copy.

Please refer the following links to know more detail:
Official page:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/
Direct download URL:
http://www.automailsender.com/birthday-edition/auto-mail-sender-birthday-edition.zip

This version is a major upgrade, the updates as below:

>> New Features
* Important: supports multi-language.
* Important: supports Windows 10.
* Important: fully supports native 简体中文 & 繁體中文.
* Important: uses Golden Ratio for the start position of the main and splash interfaces.
* Important: changed all “Personal contacts” strings to “Contacts”, because you may have the business contacts (for your organization, not for yourself only).
* Important: compacted the identifications for many predefined macros and macro categories, such as changed “Full name of the recipient” to “Full name of recipient”, changed “Sending date and time” to “Sending date time”.
* Important: do not delete the old database file (amsbe.db) after upgrade software version from 2.10- to 2.20+, but back up the old database as amsbe-yyyyMMdd.db. Else, if you downgrade your software after upgraded, you will lose the old data.
* Important: changed the default value of “AHEAD_DAYS” parameter from “Sends greetings ahead 1 days” to “Sends greetings on birthdays/festivals”, in order to avoid the misunderstanding.
* Important: Optimized the performance for all operations of data list (add, delete, modify, search).
* Important: designed more subdivision licenses.
* Important: optimized the appearance for all [Age] input boxes (removed underline and leading/trailing spaces).
* Supports to use <Del> key to delete data on “Macro manager” and “Queue and log manager” interfaces.
* Now the installer supports multi-language also, and let you choose when install. Even, it can directly use the language that selected during installing.
* Optimized the prompts for testing proxy server or SMTP account successfully (not only connected, and also logged in).
* Shows prompt if there is no data or no selected data when you do some operations on the “Queue and log manager” interface.
* Optimized the location of the drop-down menus on all interfaces, more friendly.
* Open translation interface for multi-language version.
* Removed the context menu of the HTML email editor’ preview page (useless and may cause misuse).
* Optimized the filter of background picture/sound chooser for HTML email editor (the old one is too long).
* Changed the text color of date format preview to green on the “Preferences” interface, more eye-catching.
* Optimized the English texts of software (interfaces and message boxes) , especially, standardized the initial capital.
* Optimized web pages and documentation.
* Optimized the definition of some icons.
* Added the shortcut keys to the tooltips of the attachments related buttons on the “eMail templates manager”.
* Optimized the root node label of enterprise structure (changed it from “Please input your company name” to “My company”).
* Supports to directly open the database location (for technical support), in order get better support.
* Optimized the “Select department” dialog box, avoid no any prompt if have not selected any department and then press &lgt;OK> button.
* Changed “Microsoft Internet Explorer” string to “Microsoft Web Browser”, because Windows 10 uses Microsoft Edge, for consistency, now calls them as “Microsoft Web Browser”.
* Uses more accurate and stringent method to determine database file is lost or broken.
* Optimized the format of self-recommended words in HTML email, more beautiful and readable.
* eMail templates manager: selected all text for [Subject] field when it got the focus.

>> Bug Fixes
* Important: if the default festival template is not built-in festival template, when preview the default festival template on “Festivals manager” interface, the opened template is not right one.
* The output files of contacts/employees may contain the unreadable system string “BUILTIN_BIRTHDAY_TEMPLATE”.
* The shortcut key of [User] field on “View/upgrade license” interface is invisible.
* The “Middle name” label is not fully displayed on the “Employee editor” interface.
* No shortcut keys for [Gender] field on the “Search employees” interface.
* The interface may flicker if do the batch/frequent operation for the big data list.
* A little disordered <Tab> sequence on “Options -> Preferences” interface.
* Search contacts/employees interfaces: shows improper prompts if selected age condition but have not inputted age.