Fog City Software has released LetterRip Pro 3.0.5, a maintenance release of its $395 mailing list software for the Mac OS. (See "Going Pro with LetterRip Pro” in TidBITS 473 for a review of LetterRip Pro 3) LetterRip Pro 3.0.5 adds the ability to
handle automatic -on, -off, and -digest subscription accounts while using LetterRip with a single POP address, provides a way to change the incoming SMTP port, and adds headers to non-MIME digests so email clients can better handle quoted-printable encoding. Version 3.0.5 also fixes a potential crash during startup if the server receives an Apple event at a bad moment and gives more time to other processes during startup so machines don’t appear to lock up if LetterRip is initializing sizable address lists. LetterRip Pro 3.0.5 is a free update to LetterRip Pro 3.x owners (the download ranges from 550K to 2.9 MB, depending whether you need the full installer or just the updated server application); owners of earlier versions of LetterRip Pro may be able to update for free, otherwise the update is $145. If you’re interested in trying out LetterRip Pro, you can download a fully functional 30-day demo from Fog City’s Web site.