Comments for Endymion MailMan Web-Mail

21 May 2002 14:49 endymion

It's always been called MailMan
MailMan has been called MailMan since 1996. It was originally a code name for a GNU-licensed project that became the name of the product when it was commercialized in 1997 with version 2.0. We have never had any problems with the list management software also called "MailMan", which was a fledgling product at about the same time as our MailMan was. The purpose of each project is so different that we have never even had to deal with disoriented people trying to find the other project, it just doesn't happen.


That said though, we are planning on changing the name soon with our next major release to simply "Endymion Mail", since that's what a lot of our customers tend to call it anyway. We aren't interested in confusing anybody. We recently updated the interface of MailMan with a new logo becuase the MailMan list manager product recently adopted a logo that looked almost exactly like the one that we commissioned from a PR firm in 1998.


We have never attempted to trademark "MailMan" out of respect for the MailMan list management software. The entire issue will be moot when we release our next major version anyway.

21 May 2002 09:04 lstep

Trying to use the fame of Mailman !
Strange to see that endymion has been renamed to 'mailman'. Could the reason be linked with some other product with the same name? Maybe they're trying to use the fame of Mailman (http://www.list.org/) to sell their product?

18 May 2002 18:52 endymion

Yes, it is.
We provide complimentary licenses for non-profit and educational institutions, so in a sense it is free for non-commercial use. We do not issue complimentary licenses to private individuals though, if that's what you mean, and our 30 day demo does actually time out after 30 days if you don't contact us about licensing.

29 Jun 2001 09:32 j4n

Re: it is not free for non-commercial use

> both versions expire after a certain
> time and the source is
> scrambled.

and at least at my place it is really slow with a local pop server. But exept those two points a nice tools.

19 Nov 2000 20:26 gnuts

it is not free for non-commercial use
both versions expire after a certain time and the source is
scrambled.

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