Xequte May Newsletter: A huge update and an invitation to gripe

10 May 2009


In this Issue:


  • MailList King V8.50 Released
  • Text Lightning V1.05 Released
  • Program Tips
  • Removing yourself from this List



Dear Xequte Software User,


We recently surpassed 13,000 messages on our discussion forums, of which 5000 are my own responses, making around 8000 user queries and feedback.  It may seem a lot, but actually we receive more support emails than this every year.


Support forums are beneficial because every response on the forum can be located by other users with the same problem, thus giving us more time to do what we love, developing great software!


But the forum is good for you too :-)


-       We spend more time on each forum response than email because it benefits many users

-       Our responses are often augmented by others users providing their own solutions

-       We respond much quicker to forum queries



So your challenge for today is to visit our forum and tell us your number one software gripe:








Nigel Cross

Xequte Software




P.S.  If you find this newsletter interesting please forward it to your friends :-) 




* MailList King V8.50 Released


MailList King allows you to manage and communicate with a mailing list from your own computer. 


V8.50 is a huge update with many styling and functionality improvements.

Top Fifteen Enhancements:

1. Complete redo of the "History and Errors" dialog including a toolbar and print support
2. Many improvements to "View Recipients" dialog including faster updating, improved filtering and a separate search function
3. Complete redo of the "Statistics" dialog including a toolbar and improved styling of graphs
4. Toolbars added to the Edit Member and View Sent Message dialogs
5. Numerous improvements to styling, wording and layout in the 90 most used dialogs
6. You can select which Outlook account to use for sending (Outlook 2007 only)
7. You can view all recipients that were returned as undeliverable for a sending task
8. Database optimization can be performed automatically each day
9. The time for all daily automated actions can now be specified
10. Now more than 97% accurate when extracting the exact bad address in a bounced message report
11. Member history displays the reason a message was returned as undeliverable (as reported by the SMTP server)
12. Sending Task Properties includes a graph showing percentages of successful, failed and undeliverable recipients
13. Hidden option to specify a separate email address for delivery of undeliverable message reports
14. When processing messages via MAPI it only marks mailing list messages as read
15. Many new keyboard shortcuts for quicker access to key functions


Complete Change List: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/changes.html


More Info and Evaluation download: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/download.html


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* Text Lightning, Power Tools for Outlook, v1.05 Released

Text Lightning is a toolbar and Text snippets panel that integrates into Outlook and provides ready access for the text and functions you use most often.  With a single click you can perform such tasks as:

  • Insert a text snippet or HTML template
  • Attach common files
  • Embed an image
  • Search for other messages of the current sender
  • Move the current message to your usual archive folder

We have now released v1.05 to address some installation and other issues in the initial release. 

More Info and Evaluation download: http://www.xequte.com/textlightning/




* Program Tips


- DVD PixPlay: Automatic Rotation of your Photos


A powerful productivity feature that DVD PixPlay offers is the automatic rotation of photos from your digital camera.  You need not rotate your photos to the correct orientation before adding them to your project because PixPlay reads the correct orientation of each of your photos using information that the camera stores in the photo.  The option pops up automatically after the addition of photos if orientation data is found.


Note: Unfortunately orientation data is only saved by some (generally more expensive) digital cameras.


Discuss this: http://www.xequte.com/userforum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=3



- MailList King: "ISP Limits" Power Tools


These days an increasingly important feature of MailList King is the ability to “throttle down” your sending to stay in compliance with the limits imposed by your ISP (configure it under View > Options, Sending, Other Sending Options).


If you use this feature you may benefit from these tips:

-       You can quickly display the ISP Limits dialog by right-clicking the “Message Center” item (on the right of the main window)

-       To send a task in the Outbox ignoring your ISP limits, select it and click Ctrl+Shift+S

-       To see the details of the current sending status (next sending, limit used, etc) go to the Outbox and hover the cursor over the right of the status bar


Discuss this: http://www.xequte.com/userforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3241



- Smart Pix Manager: Using Viewing History to Find your Favorite Files


One of the details that Smart Pix maintains about the files in your media library is viewing history, i.e. the number of times and the last date that you viewed each of your images.


This has a number of uses:

-       Find your favorite files by displaying and sorting by the “Viewed Count” column

-       Display images you are yet to view by clicking the Filter button and hiding all those you have viewed

-       Avoid listening to the same music files too often by using the Filter and hiding all those that you have recently listed to


Discuss this: http://www.xequte.com/userforum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=4



- Text Lightning: Instant Archiving of the Current Message


After replying to a message in Outlook do you inevitably hunt under the recent move message list for your usual archive folder.  Why waste your time like this when with Text Lightning you can click "Quick Move" to instantly send it to your archive folder.  You can enable this by displaying Options, choosing the Toolbar tab and specifying your "Quick Move" folder.


Discuss this: http://www.xequte.com/userforum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=7