Tuesday, June 11, 2002

DirectXtras announce new version 2.1 of Direct Email

About DirectEmail Xtra:

DirectEmail is a cross-platform, easy to use Scripting Xtra for
Macromedia Director, Authorware and Shockwave that provides applications
with the ability to reliably send e-mails, send faxes as well as
validate e-mail addresses.

Emails can be sent in either plain text or rich HTML format, in various
languages, and can include file attachments.

DirectEmail Xtra provides applications with the most reliable way to
send e-mails. The Xtra does not depend on any other external application
and can send e-mails with or without relaying through a mail server
as long as there is an active Internet connection.
Furthermore, the Xtra provides applications with precise error
information in case of any failure in the e-mail or fax delivery,
allowing applications to act appropriately hence insuring that no
e-mails or faxes will get lost.

DirectEmail Xtra can send e-mails through a relaying mail server or
take on the role of a mail server and deliver e-mails directly to the
recipient's email account.

The Xtra is available for Director 5 and above, Authorware 4 and above,
and is compatible with Windows 9X and newer (including 2000, ME, NT, XP)
as well as MacOS 8, 9 and X.

DirectEmail Xtra is Shockwave safe and therefore it can also be used
with Shockwave 7 or newer and when safety features in Director are
turned on.

An auto downloadable Shockwave safe package of DirectEmail Xtra is also
available. It is a compressed, small sized (about 30K) version of
the Xtra, that can be downloaded automatically from a web site to the
user's local machine whenever needed, and once installed provides
Shockwave applications on the web with the ability to send e-mails
and faxes.

New In Version 2.1

* The Xtra is now fully compatible with MacOS X.

* A new section was added to the Xtra documentation describing how
the Xtra can be used to send faxes.

* EmailMode() now accepts another flag to overwrite in-line attachments

* Revised Xtra documentation now includes additional sample code for
both Director and Authorware.

* Minor fixes and improvements.

Upgrade Is FREE

Developers who licensed DirectEmail Xtra version 2.x in the past
will automatically receive the upgrade free of charge within the
next few days.

An upgrading discount is available to developers who licensed
DirectEmail Xtra version 1.x.

For a complete licensing information and fees, please visit:

Trial version:

A fully functional evaluation version of DirectEmail Xtra can be
downloaded from:

The evaluation version includes sample Director movies that
demonstrate how Director and Shockwave applications can send
e-mails and faxes as well as validate e-mail addresses.

Additional sample code as well as Authorware samples can be found in
the on-line Xtra documentation:

The Xtra documentation also includes step by step instructions on how to
install and use the Xtra, discussion about mail servers, functions
reference and more.

DirectXtras - Xtra Power for Director and Authorware -

For more information on extending Director with third party Xtras and for a
list of available Xtras, please visit Macromedia's web site at:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/ director/xtras.html