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Soft Gen Analyzer 3.00 Professional

Type of program: E-mail manager
Supported platforms: Win 95/98
Author’s name: Dan Trutia
Authors e-mail address:
Version: 3.0
Cost: $19
Installed size: 2 MB


This could be a very complex program, and it isn’t for just anybody. One of the more touted features is the ability to search newsgroups, and import the addresses for future processing. This tells you that this program is basically for people who have some kind of web-based business, where they are sending out bulk mail, and also where they are drumming up business, people that might be interested in what they have to offer. [Does that mean with this program you too could be one of those irritating e-mail advertisements?]

Some of the features this program offers are compression for the text files to take up less room, split option for reducing the list size, bookmarks to find those GOOD addresses easier, security features, blacklist features, address highlighting and much more. There are a whole batch of template options to add an entire block of text with just one keystroke.

The registration gets a little complicated also, if I was going to register this program, I would need them to explain this a little better. All their help files are on the web, so they are very compact, therefore not necessarily comprehensive to everyone. The Basic is $19 and it “Provides the basic functionality, without the on-line functions (the mailer and newsgroup extractor are disabled).” Then there is Advanced which is $34, and “This license type includes the BASIC one but also enables all the mailer functions (i.e., you'll be able to send e-mails to the addresses in the list).” Lastly is the Full which is $49 and “Under this license you'll be able to use the program at its fullest potential, as no functions are disabled.” See what I mean, makes you wonder what is left out of the advanced and what DO you get for the basic. Oh yeah, and upgrading from basic to advance or advanced to full is $19. The program seems to have some nice options, I just hope the next version does better on the help file, not everyone in web-based businesses are computer gurus.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock 

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