MSI Announces Sale of Wildcat! BBS Product Lines

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Nov 19, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/19/98
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For those of you who hadn't seen it yet, this is from MSI's own
site:

Mustang Software Announces Sale of Wildcat! BBS Product Lines to
Santronics Software, Inc.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 1998--Furthering its
transition to a leading Internet customer-interaction company, Mustang
Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSTGC - news) today announced the sale of the
Wildcat! Interactive Net Server, Wildcat! BBS and Off-Line Xpress BBS
mail reader product lines to Santronics Software, Inc. of Homestead,
Florida.

"The market has dictated where we focus our resources and talents.
Today's announcement is additional evidence of the new direction of
Mustang Software," said Jim Harrer, president and chief executive
officer of Mustang Software. "Over the past year our Internet Message
Center has exploited the emergence of e-mail as a widely accepted
communications medium by creating an e-mail management solution that has
received over a dozen best of show, editor's choice and product of the
year awards and has been purchased by Fortune 500 companies for the
purpose of deploying world-class e-mail customer service systems for
their enterprise." Under the terms of the agreement, Santronics will
immediately assume ownership and responsibility for the sale and support
of the Wildcat! Interactive Net Server, Wildcat! BBS and Off-Line Xpress
BBS mail reader product lines.

"We believe that this is a very positive development for current and
future Wildcat! customers. Santronics has been an active third-party
developer for the Wildcat! product lines since 1991 and has the
experience to support and continue the evolution of these products.
Wildcat! is now Santronics' primary focus -- a focus Wildcat! customers
should welcome," explained Mr. Harrer.

"We are very excited about the future of Wildcat!," said Hector
Santos, president and founder of Santronics Software. "As a developer
and Wildcat! sysop, Santronics is intimately aware of the new market
opportunities for the Wildcat! product line. Santronics plans to focus
all of its energy and attention, while working closely with current
Wildcat! customers, to dominate the BBS market."

About Santronics Software, Inc.

Santronics Software, Inc. provides powerful, interactive, and automated
solutions in the communications and Internet world.

Santronics Software's corporate headquarters is located at 15600
Southwest 288th Street, Suite 306, Homestead, Florida, 33033. Inquiries
can be addressed via voice, 305-248-7811; fax, 305-248-3638; and e-mail,
sa...@santronics.com; or by visiting Santronics Software on the web at
http://www.santronics.com.

About Mustang Software, Inc.

Mustang Software, Inc. delivers creative e-mail management solutions
through a combination of the company's unique Web Essentials tools, its
unparalleled e-mail management experience and expertise and world-class
alliance partnerships. Mustang's Web Essentials line of tools includes
the award-winning Internet Message Center, ListCaster and FileCenter.

Mustang Software's corporate headquarters is located at 6200 Lake Ming
Road, Bakersfield, Calif., 93306. Inquiries can be addressed via voice,
805-873-2500; fax, 805-873-2599; and e-mail, in...@mustang.com, or by
visiting Mustang Software on the web at http://www.mustang.com. Mustang
Software, Inc. is a public company, traded on NASDAQ under the symbol
MSTGC.

Contact:
Mustang Software, Inc.
Jim Harrer, President/CEO, 805/873-2561
E-mail: jim.h...@mustang.com
or
Santronics Software, Inc.
Andrea Santos, Dir. of Mktg., 305/248-3204
E-mail: asa...@santronics.com

Gary Levelius

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Nov 19, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/19/98
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-> For those of you who hadn't seen it yet, this is from MSI's own
-> site:
-> Mustang Software Announces Sale of Wildcat! BBS Product Lines to
-> Santronics Software, Inc.


Guess we just got sold out, eh folks? Wonder what happens to my AUP
money that I just paid Mustang?

-Gary-


Tom Hartwick

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Nov 20, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/20/98
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MSI sent me an email 3 days ago about resubscribing to the AUP, and I was
almost tempted.
Glad I thought about it too long.

Gary Levelius <gary.l...@comp-online.com> wrote in article
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Burgess Fred

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Nov 20, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/20/98
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On Nov 19, 1998 04:55pm, GARY.L...@COMP-ONLINE.COM wrote to ALL:

->> For those of you who hadn't seen it yet, this is from MSI's own
->> site:
->> Mustang Software Announces Sale of Wildcat! BBS Product Lines to
->> Santronics Software, Inc.

G> Guess we just got sold out, eh folks? Wonder what happens to my AUP
G> money that I just paid Mustang?

Gary,

I just got off the phone with Andrea Santos, and according to her,
things will remain the same for at least the next 90 days. By the looks and
sounds of it, everything will be 'Status Quo' and most if not all of us will
not lose anything. This is a good thing. This will allow MSI to work towards
getting back on their feet and will allow Santronics to offer a Complete
package.

To reply via email, reverse my name.

... T.A.G. for Windows v3.0 coming to a modem near you ...

Gary Levelius

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Nov 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/21/98
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>Gary,
>
> I just got off the phone with Andrea Santos, and according to her,
>things will remain the same for at least the next 90 days. By the looks
and
>sounds of it, everything will be 'Status Quo' and most if not all of us
will
>not lose anything. This is a good thing. This will allow MSI to work
towards
>getting back on their feet and will allow Santronics to offer a Complete
>package.


Yeah, I found out the same thing from Mustang's statement posted when you
log onto the old system and also from talking to the business office. Sounds
like we're not going to be too bad off, especially if Hector can pull off
the many enhancements Mustang wasn't able to provide. I'd absolutely *LOVE*
to see the webserver part of WIN Server be able to handle secure web pages,
among other things.


-Gary-


Kevin Smith

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Nov 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/22/98
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So where does this leave those of us who currently own Wildcat products?
What are the support numbers?

Walter Luffman

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Nov 24, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/24/98
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On Fri, 20 Nov 1998 00:56:57 GMT, burges...@tclbbs.users.netset.com
(Burgess Fred) wrote:

>On Nov 19, 1998 04:55pm, GARY.L...@COMP-ONLINE.COM wrote to ALL:
>
>->> For those of you who hadn't seen it yet, this is from MSI's own
>->> site:
>->> Mustang Software Announces Sale of Wildcat! BBS Product Lines to
>->> Santronics Software, Inc.
>
> G> Guess we just got sold out, eh folks? Wonder what happens to my AUP
> G> money that I just paid Mustang?
>

>Gary,
>
> I just got off the phone with Andrea Santos, and according to her,
>things will remain the same for at least the next 90 days. By the looks and
>sounds of it, everything will be 'Status Quo' and most if not all of us will
>not lose anything. This is a good thing. This will allow MSI to work towards
>getting back on their feet and will allow Santronics to offer a Complete
>package.

As I understand it, online.winserver.com is physically moving from
Bakersfield, CA to Homestead, FL -- don't know if this is the actual
computing hardware or just the bytes that make up the site -- and
everything should be running from Santronics' location very soon.

Based on an email I got from Andrea Santos, Santronics is ready to
accept product registrations now for its "new" products. (I bought
WC4.20 and the Utility Suite in May but never sent in the registration
cards, figuring it would just be a waste of postage. Now, though, I
expect to be able to get prompt, useful tech support, so I'm sending
them to Santronics.


>
>To reply via email, reverse my name.
>
>... T.A.G. for Windows v3.0 coming to a modem near you ...

Walter, wluf...@usit.net
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Xpeter Friedlos

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Nov 24, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/24/98
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>From: wluf...@usit.net (Walter Luffman)

>Based on an email I got from Andrea Santos, Santronics is ready to
>accept product registrations now for its "new" products. (I bought
>WC4.20 and the Utility Suite in May but never sent in the registration
>cards, figuring it would just be a waste of postage. Now, though, I
>expect to be able to get prompt, useful tech support, so I'm sending
>them to Santronics.

And don't forget to mention what a wonderful product it is and that if
they were to make an upgrade how you'd definitely buy into it <bg>

Pete. --- www.ooh.co.uk ---
sy...@ooh.dircon.co.uk Ooh! MultiLine 0181-669-0101

Daryl Hunt

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Nov 26, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/26/98
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It's good to see the WC4 folks are awake again. Thought we lost you::))

Daryl

Patti

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Nov 27, 1998, 3:00:00 AM11/27/98
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Daryl Hunt <dh...@colwest.com> wrote:

Some of us are. The rest of us saw the writing on the wall and turned
to other things that are going to be around longer than WC. :)

>Daryl

Robert Todd

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Dec 1, 1998, 3:00:00 AM12/1/98
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Nope. Some of us still run BBSes [g]. Although some of us have gone
Internet with them [g].

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Robert Todd Team OS/2
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On Thu, 26 Nov 1998, Daryl Hunt wrote:

> Xpeter Friedlos wrote:
> >
> > >From: wluf...@usit.net (Walter Luffman)
> >
> > >Based on an email I got from Andrea Santos, Santronics is ready to
> > >accept product registrations now for its "new" products. (I bought
> > >WC4.20 and the Utility Suite in May but never sent in the registration
> > >cards, figuring it would just be a waste of postage. Now, though, I
> > >expect to be able to get prompt, useful tech support, so I'm sending
> > >them to Santronics.
> >
> > And don't forget to mention what a wonderful product it is and that if
> > they were to make an upgrade how you'd definitely buy into it <bg>
> >
> > Pete. --- www.ooh.co.uk ---
> > sy...@ooh.dircon.co.uk Ooh! MultiLine 0181-669-0101
>
> It's good to see the WC4 folks are awake again. Thought we lost you::))
>

> Daryl
>
>


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