BVSTools Software Soon to Require V5R2 or Higher
For years BVSTools has delivered it's software with
a minimum OS requirement of V3R2, and in some cases
With the next releases for any of our software the
new minimum OS release will be V5R2. We will still make
available upon request the last version compatible with
earlier OS versions, but the latest fixes, updates and
features will only be available in the newer versions
requiring V5R2 or later.
Feel free to Contact
Us with any questions regarding this change.
BVSTools Adds Live Chat Support
We recently added a new feature to our website that
allows you to chat directly with us live via a GoogleTalk
application. This feature does not require that you
install any extra software on your PC.
In the upper right hand portion of any page on our
site you will see a "Live Support" section.
Click on the balloon to chat live when you see an "Available"
Taking your Applications to the Web?
BVSTools has provided reliable support, training, consulting
and programming for over 10 years. Helping customers
move critical applications to the web has been our main
The technologies we use include CGIDEV2 and our own
eRPG SDK. Both of these tools allow easy creation
of RPG Web applications and have proven very reliable
For RPG shops, this means that your web applications
can change as your business rules do. If you're comfortable
writing RPG applications, then writing web applications
using RPG is a piece of cake!
Here are just a couple examples of applications that
BVSTools has created for customers:
No project is too small, and no project is too large.
Us today to see if we can help with your projects
SPLTOOL and AFPTOOL Updates add PDF Password Protection
have recently been updated to add PDF encryption/password
protection. This update allows you to password protect
PDF documents created by SPLTOOL or AFPTOOL.
To use this feature, simple specify a value on the
PDF Password parameter of the SPL2STMF, SPL2EMAIL, SPL2FTP,
SPL2FLR or AFPTOOL commands.
Requirements for this newfeature is the Java Developer
Kit (JDK) 1.4 or higher.
You can download the latest version of SPLTOOL by clicking
You can download the latest version of AFPTOOL by clicking
MAILTOOL Updates add Wildcards and Updated Distribution
recently updated to allow the use of wildcards when
specifying attachments. Also, the distrubution list
feature of MAILTOOL plus was also updated to allow extra
The new wildcard feature allows you to specify wildcards
with patterns like *wildcard, wildcard*, and wild*card.
For example you could specify /myfiles/invoices*.pdf
or /myfiles/*.pdf or /myfiles/invoices* as the attachment.
Even /myfiles/* is allowed, which would attach all files
in a directory.
The MAILTOOL Plus distribution list feature was updated
to allow you to specify the type of recipient each address
in a distrubution list should be.
For example, you can have some recipients designated
as TO recipients, which means they will appear on the
TO line of the email. Others can be set up as CC or
You can also specify that the recipient is set up as
a default (*DFT) receipient, which means that the type
of address it will be is deteremined by the address
parameter it is specified on (TO, CC or BCC).
This new version of MAILTOOL requires a minimum OS
You can download the latest version of MAILTOOL by
BVSTools encourages customers to submit ideas they
have for improving any of our software!
Q: My temporary key expired. Can I get another one?
A: Yes! You can easily and quickly request another
temporary key using the Quick Key feature located in
the right hand column of any page on our site.
The temporary key will be automatically emailed to
the email address specified in the Quick Key form.
Temporary keys are useful in many situations including
High Availability/Disaster Recovery testing, testing
new software on your machine and enabling software on
new hardware prior to receiving new permanent keys.
You can request a temporary key for any software at
any time and for any reason. Most keys are good for
30 days from the day you request them (eRPG SDK keys
are good for 45 days).
While the temporary keys are limited to a specific
number of days, you're encouraged to take as long as
you need, especially when you are evaluating new software.
This means you can request another temp key quickly
and easily at any time using the Quick Key feature.
More FAQs can be found at
http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html. FAQs specific
to software can be found in the software documentation
section at http://docs.bvstools.com/home.
eMail Tool (MAILTOOL) - Make Sending Emails from
your System i a Snap!
MAILTOOL is the most powerful and easy to use System
i email client available!
- Easily send emails with or without attachments from
your System i
- Send emails in text or HTML format
- Use an existing stream file as the body of the message
- Latest version allows the use of wildcards to select
- MUCH more useful and powerful than the SNDDST command
- 100% iSeries native application!
MAILTOOL Plus Adds the following Features:
- Totally bypass and forget about using the often-times
troublesome IBM SMTP server
- SMTP Authentication
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) over SMTP
- Create personal and customizable distribution lists
to send to multiple recipients
- Import IBM distribution lists into MAILTOOL distribution
- Easy tracking of emails that were not sent with
the option to resend
- Superior debugging making tracking down problems
with email much quicker
- Built in to MAILTOOL, no separate download required.
Activate with a simple registration key
There's no reason to fight with other Java-based email
client applications or even the very limited Send Distribution
(SNDDST) command any longer!
For more information on MAILTOOL,
feel free to visit http://www.bvstools.com/mailtool.html
contact us directly.
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