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On April 30, 2022, at 9.37 AM, Donatello Masellis wrote about WebMon and MailServe:
On May 4, 2016, at 8.14 AM, Johnny Perez wrote about DNS Enabler:
On December 29, 2015, at 8.23 PM, Clif Bright wrote about WebMon and MailServe for El Capitan:
On Jan 16, 2012, at 6:27 AM, Rick Hellman wrote about DNS Enabler for Lion:
On Jan 10, 2012, at 1:19 PM, Ramiro Rodriguez wrote about MailServe:
On Jan 6, 2012, at 12:10 AM, Calven Eggert wrote about Liya:
On Jun 26, 2011, at 1:59 AM, Mark Bohn wrote about MailServe Snow:
On 06-Feb-2011, at 1:59 PM, Jaime Koh wrote about Luca Snow:
It's a great programme that helps me - an accounting novice - keep my small outfit's numbers in check. I love it.
On 29-Jan-2011, at 1:56 PM, Peter West wrote about Luca Snow:
Thanks very much for your timely responses. It's a pleasure to do business with you guys.
On 09-Jan-2011, at 9:34 PM, Gib Peeler wrote:
Probably the best customer service to date.
On 03-Jan-2011, at 4:47 AM, Peter Talboys wrote about MailServe Snow:
Thanks hugely for sorting this out ... I doubt that I would ever have got there myself ... it's really good to get this level of support for something that costs so relatively little ! ... we rarely get support like this from any of the ludicrously expensive contracts we have with the likes of Microsoft/IBM/Oracle etc. Thanks again Bernard, you have one very happy customer now !
On 17-Aug-2010, at 3:36 PM, Sylvain Ceccaldi wrote:
First of all, thank you sincerely for your apps. I want to setup my home server so I can get real freedom on the Internet and your software are the best I found for the people who are not network expert ... your work is really important because it helps people take control of their data on the Internet.
On 17-Aug-2010, at 10:26 PM, Steve Teare wrote about MailServe Snow:
... It is almost worth paying up just for the documentation - which is really excellent. If you search on the web for info on setting up Postfix there is lots of stuff out there but most of it is confusing and fragmented. Your documentation is complete, detailed, clear, concise and lucid - pretty much an object lesson in how to write documentation - so thanks for that.
On 07-Jun-2010, at 11:18 PM, Tom Farrell wrote about MailServe:
Thanks a lot for MailServe for Snow Leopard (and Leopard and Tiger).
Because MailServe runs behind the scenes, I imagine that many users only think of it when they actually start up the MailServe GUI. They don't think of it each time they successfully send or receive an email message, but they should.
As a gesture of appreciation, I just purchased an extra serial number, and wanted to make sure you knew how much the software is valued. Thanks.
On 18-Nov-2009, at 6:19 AM, Tim Stein wrote about WebMon for Leopard:
Here's a testimonial. I've been trying to set up a webDav server on a home Mac network for a long time (many months, maybe years). I never got around to it because it because it was a lower priority, and it was just at the limits of my tech ability. I knew it wasn't super complicated, but I didn't want to spend the time on it or risk messing it up. WebMon was so straightforward, well-documented, and simple, that it took me about 5 minutes (after reading the doc) to get things going. A great product and a great contribution to us just barely technically savvy folks.
On 12-Apr-2009, at 1:26 AM, Neil Homer wrote about MailServe:
Have to say your software just saved me a whole lot of pain. Our OS X Server at home just blew a gasket and had to get something up to receive, now have Mailserve running on a blue and white g3 with OS X Tiger. I was contemplating having to build a Windows server and active directory yada yada yada... Not now.
On Jul 22, 2008, at 6:50 PM, Don Roedl wrote about DNS Enabler:
Just wanted to say how easy this worked.
I could not believe it. I attempted to setup DNS on a new XServe install using the Leopard Server interface and hosed the configuration files. I have read at AFP548.com that there is a bug in the Leopard Server DNS interface.
After re-installing the server software (and updates) I used DNS Enabler to setup DNS on the XServer and it went so fast and everything works perfectly.
The MAChanic Network Services
K-12 Network Service and Support
On May 15, 2008, at 6:14 PM, ARP-B.Klebelsberg wrote about MailServe:
in our studios we use Macs for work and for serving. In the place we use the client version of Tiger as file print and mailserver we bought your MailServe software, thanks to you for this tool. In our second office we use OSX Server for inhouse Mailserver, let me say that your software seems much better to me than Apples Gui for this. If it where possible i would change immediately to Mailserve and would not stay with Apples interface. Your all in one box is much better.
ARP ArchitektenPartnerschaft Stuttgart
On Mar 5, 2008, at 11:08 AM, Robin Plamondon wrote about DNS Enabler:
My DNS service on leopard server crash tonight and I can't restart the service, I don't know why! But with your software in 1 minute all my DNS service was created and work...
Thanks again I can sleep tonight!
On 25 Jan 2007, at 3:08 PM, Jonathan Nelson wrote about Postfix Enabler:
That postfix enabler did the trick!
Galley, I can't tell you how happy I am to get my mac server running.
Thanks a bunch, I was actually pretty surprised at how easy this was to use. I am a complete noob when it comes to anything mac or just scripting in general so this 10 bucks was well spent. I have had an apache/mercury setup for years on my pc but I have been wanting to gravitate towards hosting my website with my mac.
I just wanted to thank you for your work.
On 14 Jan 2008, at 5:13 AM, Techeads wrote about MailServe:
You really need to advertise more and get yourself to the top of the google searches. I've spent a week trying to configure this damn server and I find this "MailServe" gem this evening. All I can say is thank you, best €10 I've spent in a long while, it just takes the pain out of configuring in the command line.
Again many thanks and well done on a nice piece of software.
On 13 Jan 2008, at 11:42 PM, Martijn de Boer wrote about DNS Enabler and MailServe:
I am a software/multimedia developer from the Netherlands. I've done coding for OS X as well. I'm really passionate about this work, and therefore know how to appreciate a real good piece of software.
I just bought DNS Enabler and MailServe for a second server I'm putting online for an open source project I'm part of (we offer our knowledge and support for free, next to hosting, shell accounts for people to learn programming and to try something different than Windows).
I bought these 2 programs because they really help out configuring, I would have bought WebMon as well, but well you can give out your money once :) So perhaps in the future another sale for another great application.
I would like to thank you for writing these great software tools. I'm a great supporter of Mac shareware software, and will add this to my recommendations list.
Martijn de Boer.
On Jan 6, 2008, at 4:16 PM, Tim & Alexis wrote about Postfix Enabler:
I wanted to thank you for the postfix enabler. I have wanted to use the terminal to email perl and unix command line outputs for various reasons. I tried now and again, but could never get the master.cf file set correctly. So after spending a couple hours today reading and tinkering I gave up, crossed my fingers and bought your program. It worked. I had to use my IP's "smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.net" as the smart host, enable SASL authentication in the postfix smtp client and entered the IP "smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.net" again with my username:password. It works. I can send email out from Mail.app using localhost (my own computer as the smtp server) and more importantly postfix sendmail works, and the unix mail command works too. Of course, I know there is a way to do it without this little app--but finding the correct setting information is painful. I really need to thank you. Apple should license this program from you and add it to the operating system--it is totally useful for getting postfix working, which isn't trivial at all for most of us.
On Dec 8, 2007, at 6:48 AM, Simon Spooner wrote about MailServe for Leopard:
Just wanted to say thanks for such a great program.
Setting up my mailserver on OSX leopard was so amazingly easy and works great ! I'll give it a week or so and then get your DNS application to move my DNS to my own server and then dump my hosting company.
Many thanks !
On Aug 27, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Roland Sambain wrote about MailServe and DNS Enabler:
For what they are and what they cost, MailServe and DNS Enabler are great tools.
I have experimented with Mac Server for a while and the server GUI config tools are very bloated and don't address the types of name resolution scenarios we have been discussing. Really I paid a lot more money for not much more functionality than your software provides.
Overall, your software is good value, light and effective for most users.
What more could anyone ask for.
All the best.
On 29 Jul 2007, at 1:50 AM, Casper Bellar wrote about MailServe and WebMon:
Reloaded the [OS X] Server with the [OS X Client] desktop this morning. Bought MailServe, and WebMon as well. Got things up and running. Looks like I didn't need to buy the [OS X] Server OS after all.
On 07 Jun 2007, at 1:21 AM, Hajj Ahmad Thomson wrote about using Postfix Enabler:
I don't know how you do it, but thank you so much!
I've just upgraded from G3 OS 9.2.2 to Mac Pro OS X 4.9 and after spending a day trying to configure Entourage or Mail to send emails to and from 3 different domains without success, Postfix enabled everything within one hour – as soon as I had realised that I did not have to make the set up complicated.
Thank you so much – now my wife will find that I am human after all!
On 23 May 2007, at 7:24 AM, Tom Cole wrote about MailServe:
Thank you for this product! I have just had to rebuild my iMac system for the 4th time due to hard disk failures (a long sad story) and was exasperated that I was having to download and reconfigure so many mail products to get my mail system back up and running... when a friend of mine mentioned that you had created MailServe and it was a snap to set up and run. It literally took me two minutes to get my email system back on line and running again, and half of that was re-copying the mail folders from backup.
Thanks again, this is MORE than worth the price for the application in terms of time saved!
On 14 Apr 2007, at 11:56 AM, Angus Lithgow wrote about DNS Enabler:
Having spent all day trying to figure out how to enable a DNS with forwarding system, behind my NAT for my 10.4.9 server, I stumbled across your site (again, having used Postfix Enabler back when it was free).
DNS Enabler is the program that Apple's Server Admin should be! I'm happy to pay for it, and glad that it exists, you've saved me much mucking around with BIND in the terminal.
Keep up the good work.
On 18 Jan 2007, at 9:24 AM, David Ferrington wrote about MailServe:
Thank you, it does just what your web page says – since I haven't touched sendmail directly since SunOS 1.4, something like 17 years ago, this was well worth the $19.99 – especially with the $/£ rate at present. :-)
Got my mailx up and working in minutes.
On 15 Jan 2007, at 7:03 PM, Rio wrote about using Luca:
I'm trying Luca at the moment and find that it may be the best Mac accounting software (for its simplicity, flexibility and features).
On 11 Jan 2007, at 1:02 AM, Côme CEGETEL wrote about Postfix Enabler:
I've just bought Postfix Enabler. I've tried to set up Postfix by myself with no success. With your app, I succeeded within minutes and it works great. And for Only 10$. You really deserve it !
On 26 Dec 2006, at 7:26 PM, Klaas de Jong wrote about using MailServe and WebMon:
Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the Mailserve and WebMon application you wrote. It is really something I have been looking forward for quite some time.
Until a week ago I used Linux based software for my mail- and web server, which is also my central file server. Reason was that OS X Server has too much overhead (and too high costs).
Unfortunately, Linux has its shortcomings with Mac-filenames which does not allow the way we can use filenames with OS X.
With your aplications I am now able to use a standard Mac for all the purposes I need.
So this really is a very nice solution.
Thanks again very much for your software.
On 16 Dec 2006, at 4:12 PM, Paula Hay wrote about using Luca:
So far it's great, very straightforward, the least confusing accounting software I've come across. My only suggestion would be to add the ability to use OSX's native labeling system with it.
I was looking at the rest of your projects and I must say, I really think you're on to something. OSX ships with massive capabilities that only the most die-hard Mac users even know about, much less use. A suite of moderately-priced products that make those capabilities available to the average user is something the Apple market has needed for a long time now.
When I have time I plan to check out the rest of your offerings -- they could potentially make my life as a small-biz owner (and Mac enthusiast!) a lot easier! :)
Take care Bernard, best of luck to you,
On 12 Dec 2006, at 1:15 PM, Dave Morris about Luca:
Recently ran into Luca (I am looking for a replacement for MS Money) and liked what I found, double entry, a professional chart of accounts and the ability to easily do general entries, such as depreciation expense and etc. Most of the "double entry" accounting programs I have looked at seem to fall down in the general entry area. ...
... I instinctively like the Luca program you are developing. Seems like you have managed to keep something that could easily get very complicated simple but thorough.
On 04 Dec 2006, at 3:13 AM, John Jacobsen wrote about using MailServe:
This is a really nice program. Thanks for writing it.
On 24 Nov 2006, at 1:54 AM, Daniel de Ferrari wrote about using DNS Enabler, Postfix Enabler and WebMon:
I have successfully installed DNS Enabler! Everything works (web server, mail server and .... SSL!)
Thank you very much for your help!
On 28 Nov 2006, at 12:23 AM, Bob King wrote about Luca:
Thanks for taking time to develop Luca. I have been looking for quite a while for a simple OS X accounting package that looks like a true business application rather than a Quickbooks rip-off. Luca is the closest thing I've found.
On 22 Nov 2006, at 9:26 AM, Rick, alias thecolor, @ cypher-sec.org wrote about using DNS Enabler:
Thank you for your time, and this is a great piece of software. It really did enable me to set things up just like I use to have them on my Linux box, but so much quicker. :)
On 19 Nov 2006, at 10:55 PM, Tom Moore wrote about using Postfix Enabler:
This response is coming from my very own mail server and domain!
Congratulations on a very nice tool for turning on the email support in OS X! I am just in the process of first explorations into running a server from my home computer. Despite my inexperience, everything about the process of setting this up was a pleasure, from the initial firing up of the program to the instant response with a serial number, to the very effective online help file, to the quick email support response.
I will certainly study your other products to see what I can use from such a fine vendor of Mac software!
Crofton MD USA
On 01 Nov 2006, at 11:43 PM, Dominik Klopfer wrote about using DNS Enabler:
Thanks for the quick reply and the great help, I am totally not used to that. Tech support is usually a grueling process that takes forever.
Those changes did the trick! Thanks for pointing out my configuration errors. My domains pass all the various DNS and MX tests I toss at them now too.
I used Quick DNS (from Men & Mice) on OS 9 for years, and when I switched to OS X I didn't like their new Men & Mice suite, or using OS X Server's built in DNS admin utility. But your program is clean and straightforward, and rocks! I've already recommended it to my associates. And you can quote me on that : -)
Cheers from Canada,
On 07 Nov 2006, at 8:44 AM, Billy Morris wrote about WebMon:
BTW, your software is awesome!
On 19 October 2006, at 4:14 AM, Michael Berding wrote about Postfix Enabler:
My old email provider has been having difficulty with uptime and reliability, and I was thinking about setting up my own email server, since I already have my own web server.
I remember years back when I had to try to do that by hand using a variety of Unix tools, and it wasn't easy. I wasn't looking forward to trying to set it up.
Then I found your tool, and within a couple minutes, I had my email server set up. It was amazing. Best $10 I've ever spent on software.
On 10 October 2006, at 8:30 PM, John Phipps wrote about DNS Enabler:
Bernard, thought I'd drop a line to tell you what a great product you have! Brain dead simple and elegant in design. It works like a champ. Runs circles around the Mac OS X Server DNS module, including much greater flexibility. Now, if I could only get you to do a web server and mail server...
Plus, I really appreciate your assistance and immediate response on a Sunday purchase. Truly impressive.
On 25 May 2006, at 1:42 PM, Bruce Pope wrote about DNS Enabler:
I have been using DNS Enabler for a while now and must say that it is a fantastic time saver. In true Mac style, "It just works" (and it works well, too).
Thanks for a great product!
On 12 May 2006, at 4:35 AM, Tracy Flynn wrote about using Postfix Enabler:
Last summer, I struggled for a couple of days trying to get Postfix, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP working on OS X. Total failure and frustration.
Using Postfix Enabler, I was up and running in about 10 minutes. Great work.
Thank you for Postfix Enabler - the right tool at the right price.
On 14 Apr 2006, at 12:20 AM, Dominique Guardiola wrote about using DNS Enabler:
It must be said sincerely, there's nothing bad that can be said about your software, it just works, without complaining, in harmony with the system, don't change anything in your style !!!!!)
DNS Enabler is the better interface i've ever seen for such a service. With your tools, i have a server more stable and more efficient that OS X Server for the common tasks : web, webdav, mail, dns.
Thank you, really :)
On 29 Mar 2006, at 5:47 PM, Dominic Hawken wrote about using MailServe:
Many, many thanks for Mailserve (and for Postfix Enabler before that). I've spent many hours trying to implement a secure, similar system on FreeBSD and always ended up hitting a brick wall.
With Mailserve it was up and running in five minutes, and continues to happily provide mail services for my company.
On 22 Mar 2006, at 3:34 PM, Martin Hobrland wrote about using Postfix Enabler:
Hello, Works great! Simple. Stable. Its worth every cent!! Excellent. Thanks :-))
On 22 Mar 2006, at 3:15 PM, Saif Hamid wrote about using Postfix Enabler:
I managed to get this program running and I love it. Thank you for making quality applications at a great price. I will definitely buy more of your products.
Sincerely, Happy User,
Hakim Saif Hamid
On 23 Feb 2006, at 6:16 AM, Neil Homer wrote about using MailServe:
Thought I'd drop you a line. We used to run an Exchange 2003 setup here at home (don't ask, really don't ask). Anyway we use a couple of Macs too, and thought it would be nice to have them handle all our mail etc. Can't believe how easy it was to setup, and the cost was peanuts, nice little configuration tool too.
I'd had a look at setting up postfix etc from command line etc and just gave up. This is an excellent way to run your own mail server and I'll recommend it to anyone who is looking to setup a small scale mail server for home or small offices.
On 30 Mar 2006, at 5:59 AM, Kim Ernest wrote about Luca:
I have been looking for this sort of programme for a long time, without any luck - until now :-)))
I have played around with Luca for a little time, and it looks very nice.
On 10 Mar 2006, at 6:23 PM, Karel Gillissen wrote about MailServe:
Just a quick note to inform you that I am very pleased with Mailserve! I (finally) found time to install it and got my mailserver up and running with 5 accounts in virtually no time! The only thing that took a while was to get my ISP to change their DNS server. Thanks to you, non-unix-geeks like me get the benefits of the 'hidden' OSX applications.
Thanks for your wonderful application.
On 10 Mar 2006, at 11:16 AM, David Blache wrote about DNS Enabler:
Thanks Bernard. This is a great tool, and is worth every penny. It's definitely more Mac-like than Apple's DNS tool in Mac OS X Server 10.3!
Keep up the good work. : )
On 20 Feb 2006, at 12:29 PM, Marc Riedel wrote about Postfix Enabler:
I'm very pleased with your product!
I wanted to setup an IMAP server on my machine. At first, I tried following the instructions at http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/Workbench/eart.index.html. This involved downloading and compiling a bunch of packages. Nothing was working.
Then I found your product, paid $10, and had everything working within 5 minutes. This truly is the Mac way! Thanks.
On 29 Jan 2006, at 2:55 AM, Chris Silverberg wrote about DNS Enabler, MailServe, and WebMon:
I recently purchased DNS Enabler, MailServe, and WebMon for use on my home network. Previously I was using OpenBSD for my server needs, but I liked the idea of using two or three Mac Minis, and when I came across your software, it seemed like the perfect fit. And indeed, in just a couple hours, I got two computers setup.... primary/secondary DNS server, and Postfix/Pop3 server. All are working perfectly!
So I really would like to thank you for your awesome software!
On 11 Jan 2006, at 9:56 AM, Yoder the Sheepherder wrote about Postfix Enabler:
I've been running my own mail and web servers for a few years now on Linux machines running Sendmail and Cyrus or Sendmail and Dovecot... My machine went belly up with hardware failures and all I had left was an old G-3 iMacDV 400 we bought new about 6 years ago. I was in a bind, with a full schedule and simply no time to put into building a Mac server from scratch. I frantically began Googling anything I could find on building mail servers on OSX and stumbled on a message board entry that offhandedly mentioned your product and had a link to your site. Initially, I didn't want to take a chance on your Postfix Enabler:
First, because I wanted to do it myself. And, second, because I didn't think it would work.
A day later, I paid for and downloaded your product, and in less than 5 minutes I was up and running. Now all that's left is me kicking myself for not doing it sooner. You have saved me untold hours and I'm very grateful. Postfix Enabler is a great application and well worth the $10.
Macs have been our desktop machines for years, but from now on they are my servers as well.
On 19 Nov 2005, at 2:58 AM, Darin L.Land wrote about DNS Enabler:
Nice job on DNS Enabler! Not only does the utility make enabling DNS services on OS X a snap, the zone/db files created are clean and tidy. Any thoughts on integrating DHCP services?