MCF Software has updated ListSTAR, its customizable list server and e-mail manager, to version 2.2 and added the ability to add a subject prefix and message footer. There’s also a new serial number scheme.
With ListSTAR version 2.2, MCF Software is introducing a new license key scheme that’s subscription based, according to
MacTech magazine. These new keys allow the user (subscriber) to run any subsequent version of ListSTAR that’s released after the key’s activation but before the key’s expiration.
The standard key expires one year after activation. Once the key expires, previously-released software versions will continue to work with that key, but any software versions released after the key expires will require a new license key.
The folks at MCF said they’ve chosen this method because it allows them to release new versions as necessary without having to wait to roll all the changes into one big upgrade that would be something that people would feel acceptable paying for. People who don’t want any newer functionality or features than their current version provides can continue using that version indefinitely with their “expired” key, according to MCF. This will include the Mac OS X version when it becomes available.
Anyone who purchased ListSTAR from MCF Software will get a new key that will be valid for one year from the original purchase date. The fee for a one-year subscription is US$69 per license, with discounts available for multiple year subscriptions. ListSTAR is available from the
ListSTAR web site