SpoolMail is an IBM i based software utility that delivers IBM i spooled output as email. SpoolMail integrates with IBM i's built-in mail support to provide email delivery of printed reports to any email recipient.
SpoolMail allows your users to receive printed reports in a timely, convenient and inexpensive email form. Spooled output from IBM i applications is delivered with a user's regular email, ready for on-line viewing and local printing. You reduce costs by avoiding the expense of printing, manual handling and postage associated with printed output. You also avoid the expense of changing your existing IBM i applications to deliver information as email. All processing is performed on the IBM i, providing a stable platform for generating email.
When sending the email, you have a wide variety of options to tailor the delivered message to your specific needs. Addressing includes multiple recipients, copy recipients and blind copy recipients. Additionally, you can include multiple Reply-To: addresses as well as specify the email address the message appears to come from. Delivery confirmation by read receipt can also be specified.
The product can convert spooled files to a wide variety of formats, the most popular of which is Adobe's Portable Document Format ( PDF). The PDF conversion is fully enabled for all levels of document complexity found in IBM i printed output. Print data, page segments, overlays, color, graphics, images, fonts and barcodes are accurately processed to give you PDF files that display and print like the original spooled file. The resulting PDF file is text based (not a bit image), and can be searched and indexed using Adobe's products. The PDF files can be encrypted, password protected, and compressed during the conversion to provide security and reduce storage requirements. As additional options the PDF files can be digitally signed or ISO 19005-1:2005 PDF/A compliant. Extensive bookmarking capabilities, based on DDS's indexing keywords or data on the page, allow you to generate files that are easy to navigate. Additional parameters allow you to specify the PDF document title, document subject, document open options, and font imbedding, giving fine grain control over the presentation of your data to the end user. The conversion to PDF is DBCS and unicode enabled for Chinese 中文 (简体)/中文 (繁體), Japanese 日本語, and Korean 한국어.
In order to send your spooled file as email, SpoolMail first converts the print data stream into a stream file. SpoolMail supports all of the IBM i spooled file print data streams and can produce stream files in a variety of industry standard formats. Not all of the possible conversions are applicable to all spooled file print data streams. The following table shows the supported conversions:
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Gumbo products include a range of standard features that make them easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to live with:
For additional information see: Answers to the most frequently asked general product questions.
Gumbo offers two choices for licensing our IBM i software products, system wide licensing and partition licensing. These are mutually exclusive. A system wide license applies to a specific system serial number and processor group and is good for any and all partitions in the system. A partition license applies to a specific system serial number, partition number, and maximum processor capacity, and is not valid for a system that has not been partitioned. For the overwhelming majority of our customers, a system wide license (~ 98%) is the best choice. A partition license (~ 2%) is the best choice in very limited circumstances involving small partitions on large machines.
The system wide license prices for all of our products, with the exception of Report Designer, are tiered based on your system's processor group. You can determine your machine's processor group by running the IBM i Work with License Information (WRKLICINF) command.
The partition only license prices for all of our products, with the exception of Report Designer, are based on the maximum processor capacity configured for the partition (rounded up to the nearest tenth). You can determine your partition's maximum processor capacity by running the IBM i Start System Service Tools (STRSST) command and taking option 5 "Work with system partitions" then option 1 "Display partition information" then option 2 "Display partition processing configuration".
|System Wide License (all partitions)|
|Processor Group||One Time Charge||Annual Maintenance|
|Partition Only License (one partition)|
|Price Component||One Time Charge||Annual Maintenance|
|Base per partition||$625||$94|
|Add per processor||$700||$105|