Press Release

Qualcomm Announces Availability of Commercial Version of Eudora® Internet Mail Server (EIMS) V2.0

Nov 3, 1997SAN DIEGO

Qualcomm products mentioned within this press release are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced availability of Eudora Internet Mail Server v2.0 (EIMS) for the Mac OS. The EIMS server will join the Eudora family of software products, the world's most popular Internet email solution used by over 18 million users. EIMS 2.0, the second server product from the Eudora division of Qualcomm Incorporated, joins Eudora WorldMail™ Server for Windows NT. The latest commercial version of the EIMS server includes comprehensive documentation, technical support and new features that directly address the messaging needs of small to medium-sized businesses.

Qualcomm Incorporated licensed the EIMS technology in 1997 from Apple Computer, Inc. EIMS, originally known as the Apple Internet Mail Server(AIMS), was licensed and distributed freely over the Internet by Apple Inc. Since acquiring the EIMS software, Qualcomm Incorporated has demonstrated strong commitment to enhancing and improving it, evidenced by the two updates to the EIMS v1.x and the release of the EIMS v2.0 commercial product. EIMS v1.x server software will continue to be available from Qualcomm Incorporated as a freeware product. EIMS software is standards-based supporting POP3, APOP, SMTP, ESMTP, Ph and MIME protocols.

"This Internet standards-based email server for the Mac reflects Qualcomm's commitment to letting customers choose the right product from a family of commercial and freeware products available on a variety of platforms," said Mark Levitt, research manager for Electronic Messaging at International Data Corporation (IDC).

Features and new additions provided by EIMS v2.0 include:

  • Multiple Local Domain Support allows Internet Service Providers to support independent local domains for multiple customers or company administrators to create different domains for various departments.
  • Anti-Spam Feature stops people attempting to deliver spam over the Internet from utilizing the EIMS server as a "relay server" using IP address blocking and relay restrictions.
  • Remote Administration accomplished via the EIMS 2.0 Admin tool. The administrator can access and make changes to the EIMS 2.0 server from any Macintosh connected to the Internet or intranet.
  • Intuitive Interface Design simplifies installation and saves time in both learning and administering the email and user accounts.
  • Intermittent Connections to the Internet via SMTP ETRN saves money by sending mail at off-peak hours. Email is stored in queue until a connection to an Internet host is established.
  • AutoReply feature allows the system administrator to create a bounce back message for specific accounts.
  • 90 days Free Technical Support from the award-winning Eudora Technical support team to assist with any technical issues.
  • Directory Lookup Services utilizing the Ph protocol. Access up to 19 fields of information for employees, corporate contacts, or both.
  • Bundled with Eudora Pro™ software and Eudora Light™ Software—the #1 Internet email client.

"There have been many requests through the EIMS software users groups and discussion circles concerning a desire for an improved and documented commercial product," said Jeff Jacobs, vice president and general manager of the Eudora Division of Qualcomm Incorporated. "Our response was to improve upon a quality server product by creating a feature-rich, easy to install and administer solution for the Macintosh platform that will be very competitive in the marketplace. The EIMS server offers administrators problem-solving features that have not been addressed by other servers designed for the Mac OS."

The EIMS 2.0 server is available for purchase as an electronic download only. For information about purchasing the product, please visit the Eudora web site: The pricing for EIMS v2.0 with an unlimited user license and bundled with Eudora Light™ software is (U.S.) $199.00. The pricing for EIMS v2.0 with an unlimited users license and bundled with a Eudora Pro 5 user license package is (U.S.) $299.00.

With over 18 million users, the Eudora family of software products is the world's most popular Internet email solution, providing comprehensive client/server solutions for both Internet and intranet messaging. Available for the Windows®, Macintosh® and Newton® platforms, Eudora Light and Eudora Pro are best-of-class Internet email client software products. Eudora Pro software has powerful features that deliver exceptional levels of productivity, ease-of-use and flexibility for users who process high volumes of Internet email, while Eudora Light software sets new standards for Internet email freeware with a wide range of advanced capabilities. The Eudora Productivity Toolkit™ integrates Eudora Pro 3.x with other best-of-class solutions for email's four key challenges: security, virus protection, file compression and attachment viewing. Eudora WorldMail™ Server for the Windows NT platform and Eudora Internet Mail Server™ for the Macintosh platform provide powerful email management capabilities and fast, reliable messaging. For more information regarding the Eudora family of products, visit the division's World Wide Web site at

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. In addition to the Eudora family of software products, the Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include ASIC products and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipmenton a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.

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Qualcomm, OmniTRACS and Eudora are registered trademarks and Eudora Pro, Eudora Light, Eudora Productivity Toolkit, Eudora WorldMail, WorldMail and EIMS are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Globalstar, L.P. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.