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alpha four version 8 is available

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  • alpha four version 8 is available

    Alpha Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Alpha Four V8.

    Alpha Four V8 integrates e-mail and (optional) fax, so now you can e-mail or fax reports and letters directly from Alpha Four. You can also do mass personalized e-mailings and send out bulk faxes.

    For complete documentation on Alpha Four V8, go to

    How to Buy Alpha Four V8:

    If you already own Alpha Four V7, you qualify for special upgrade pricing. Please note that in order to install the Alpha Four V8 upgrade from V7, you must have V7 installed on your computer.

    Purchase V8 with e-mail and fax support:
    1-user ($149) 3-user ($387) 5-user ($595)
    Purchase V8 with e-mail support (no fax support):
    1-user ($119) 3-user ($297) 5-user ($445)

    Purchase V8 with e-mail and fax support:
    1-user ($179) 3-user ($477) 5-user ($745)
    Purchase V8 with e-mail support (no fax support):
    1-user ($139) 3-user ($357) 5-user ($545)

    IMPORTANT Alpha Four's e-mail features do NOT work with AOL e-mail accounts. This is because AOL does not use standard Internet e-mail protocols.


    E-mail any report or letter using your standard e-mail client (e.g. Outlook, Eudora, etc.)
    E-mail any report or letter as an Adobe Acrobat .PDF file using Alpha Four's built-in PDF converter.
    E-mail any report or letter using Alpha Four's built-in e-mail client. This allows you to keep a record of all e-mail sent in a standard Alpha Four database.
    Perform mass customized e-mailings. Each person in your database receives a personalized e-mail message.
    Create scripts that completely automate sending customized e-mail messages with no user intervention.
    Send reports as faxes using the built-in fax software (requires version with fax support).
    Send bulk fax jobs. Each person in your database receives a personalized fax message (requires version with fax support).

    Deliver reports to recipients automatically.
    Integrate e-mail and fax into your applications with scripts. For example, every time an operator enters a customer order, automatically send an e-mail or fax confirmation (requires version with fax support).
    Create applications that automatically deliver statements, thank you letters, solicitations, demand letters etc. to your customer base via e-mail or fax (requires version with fax support). Complete the task of sending out these mailings in a fraction of the time and cost that sending them out manually would have taken.
    Alpha Four V7 Features:

    In case you have not yet upgraded to Alpha Four V7, here is a summary of V7's new features:
    Allows you to print on any Windows printer (Standard mode printing).
    Works on Windows 2000, XP Home and XP Professional.
    IMPORTANT: Using Alpha Four V6 or earlier on Win 2000 or XP will result in data corruption. If you are using Win 2000 or XP, you must use Alpha Four V7 or above.

    System Requirements:

    Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP Home, or XP Professional.

    Richard Rabins
    Co Chairman
    Alpha Software