Calendar and Tasks WebAides Updates

Published: October 17th, 2004

LuxSci announces some features for Calendars and Tasks:

  • Import & Export: You can now import and export calendars and tasks as CSV files. Our import/export wizards allow you to import/export from/to any software supporting CSV files and is preconfigured to make import/export from/to Microsoft Outlook a snap.
  • New Preferences: We have added several user-level preferences to simplify use of Calendars and Tasks. These include:
    • Choose if you see the 1-day, 5-day, full week, or full month view of your calendars by default.
    • Choose what calendar or task items are shown by default: all items, only those assigned to you, or only your private items.
    • Choose if the tasks interface should, by default, show all open tasks, or only those overdue and due today.
  • New Welcome Page Format: We have revised the “Welcome Page”, the page you see when you login to LuxSci, to integrate your Calendars, Tasks, Email, status, and important links into a simple, highly-customizable, interface to your important and often-used data.
  • Calendar Recurrence: Calendar recurrence has been updated to allow you to edit and delete individual entries in a recurrence pattern. This makes it easy to modify or remove individual events without needing to edit the remaining recurrent entries or recurrence pattern itself.

LuxSci Now Supports SMTP Over Port 80!

Published: October 13th, 2004

LuxSci now supports sending of outbound email via secure and insecure SMTP over alternate port 80. While LuxSci has always supported many alternate ports for SMTP, use of port 80 will help many people who are behind very restrictive firewalls. Since almost all firewalls allow traffic over port 80 (which is necessary if you are to be able to view web sites), most users will be able to send outbound email through our servers even if they are behind such extremely strict firewalls.

New Calendar and Tasks WebAides

Published: October 3rd, 2004

LuxSci announces some major WebAide feature additions:

  • Calendars: LuxSci’s New WebAide Calendars are available to all users free of charge and feature recurrence, reminders, and multiple views. Enterprise WebAide users gain the added ability to share calendars, assign events to people or groups, add attachments to events, make annotations on events, view the contents of multiple calendars at once, and much more. LuxSci Calendar functionality is modeled after that in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Tasks: LuxSci’s New WebAide Tasks are available to Enterprise WebAide licensees only. Tasks feature recurrence, reminders, easy searching and sorting, sharing, assignment of tasks to people or groups, addition of attachments, making annotations to tasks, viewing the contents of multiple task lists at once, and much more. LuxSci Task functionality is modeled after that in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Address Book Updates: LuxSci Address Books have been updated to enable viewing the contents of multiple address books at once in a “consolidated” view. This makes it easier to find contacts across multiple address books.

Secure Web Hosting Updates: Separate SSL Directory

Published: September 24th, 2004

LuxSci now enables clients with secure web sites to optionally have the files served for the secure version of their site to be stored in a different directory than the files for the insecure version of their site. This feature allows clients to easily display different content on the secure and insecure versions of their web sites, providing enhanced security and usability.

Improved Email Searching

Published: August 20th, 2004

LuxSci has completely revamped the facility for searching email folders. The email folder search tools are now conveniently located directly in pages listing your email messages.

  • The “basic search” finds specified text anywhere in any message in the email folder.
  • The “advanced search” feature allows you to search any (ANDed) combination of:
    • For text anywhere in the message
    • For text in the subject
    • For text in the body
    • For text or addresses in the To or Cc fields
    • For text in the From field.
    • Based on a range of total message sizes
    • For text in a specified email header
    • Based on the date or date range when the message was sent
    • Based on the presence or absence of flags such as: has the message been replied to, has the message been read, has the message been flagged, and has the message been deleted.
  • Search results appear simply as a subset view of messages in the selected email folder.
  • Search results are preserved allowing you to perform many actions on your search result set without having to re-search.

View Message Source

Published: August 10th, 2004

LuxSci WebMail has a new feature that allows you to view the “source” of your email messages. This feature will display the complete raw message contents (header and body) in a separate window.

View HTML Attachments Inline

Published: August 7th, 2004

LuxSci has always supported the viewing of HTML attachments in separate windows. LuxSci now allows you to optionally view all HTML attachments inline in the message display window within resizable viewing areas. This new feature can be enabled and disabled at will.

New WebMail Features

Published: July 24th, 2004

LuxSci has introduced several new WebMail features:

  • The old WebMail Address Book has been replaced with the new more powerful WebAide Address Book. While composing messages in the full WebMail portal, you can access your new Address Book by clicking on the “Address Book” link or by clicking on the “To”, “Cc”, or “BCC” prompts. The new Address Book Selector tool will pop up allowing you to search and select addresses from all of your Address Books.
  • A new WebMail Preference allows you to automatically create entries in your Address Book for all recipients of email messages that you send from WebMail. This assists you in both remembering these email addresses and in white listing your common correspondents, if you use the “white list address book” feature of the basic anti-Spam tool.
  • The WebMail folder index page now shows the time a message was sent instead of the date it was sent for messages that were sent “today”.

New WebAide Features

Published: July 24th, 2004

LuxSci WebAides have been updated with the following new features:

  • Search boxes now appear on many of the WebAide pages making it quick and easy to search the WebAide currently being viewed.
  • Users can now subscribe to WebAides. For users with access to many WebAides, subscribing those that you use allows you to hide the ones you do not use from view, simplifying your interface.
  • Subscribing to Address Books allows you to have consolidated access to multiple Address Books when composing email messages. This make it much easier to find addresses of interest, even if they are in different address books.
  • Subscribing to Address Books allows users of our basic anti-Spam service to white list all addresses in all subscribed Address Books at once, rather than merely the addresses in their default Address Book.
  • WebAide administrators can now delete all entries and categories in a WebAide, without deleting the web aide itself, from the General WebAide Administration page.

New Personal and Shared Address Books!

Published: July 24th, 2004

LuxSci has vastly upgraded the WebMail address books available to all users. The new Address Books are fully Outlook-compatible, can store more than 80 different types of information for each contact, have a smart wizard for importing and exporting via CSV files, and much more. Some of the features of the new Address Books include:

  • Keep track of over 80 different types of information for each contact including personal, business, and other addresses, custom fields, multiple email addresses and phone numbers, and much more.
  • Easy to import/export to Outlook, Netscape, Mozilla, and any email client supporting CSV files.
  • A new pop-up address chooser tool for composing email messages

The new WebMail Address Books are also WebAides. Users with an Enterprise WebAide license can also:

  • Have multiple address books
  • Share address books with other users. This allows you to have one or more address books shared with all members of your account!
  • Add attachments to their address book entries

All old-style address books have been automatically converted into you new personal WebAide Address Book.