Saké Mail is licensed per server, with three different
options based on the number of users supported(1)
and the number of skins supported(2).
For each server that Saké Mail runs on(3),
a runtime license for an installation with only one skin
costs $1 USD per user, sold either as a 500 user license
or a 1,000 user license. An unlimited user license for one
server is $2,000 USD.
Each installation can support additional skins, if
necessary. A runtime license to support each additional
skin costs half of the price of the base license. For example,
a single-server license for 500 users costs $500 USD. Adding
an additional skin to the license costs $250 USD, bringing
the total to $750. Each additional server works the same
way. A two-server, single-skin license for 1,000 users,
for example, would cost $1,500 USD.
To illustrate, the following table illustrates the
final price for Saké Mail configurations on a single
server, varying the number of users and skins:
Likewise, the following table illustrates the final price
for Saké Mail configurations that support only
one skin, varying the number of users and servers:
Note, of course, that the prices are exactly the same. Basically
the story is that we charge per user, per server, and we
consider an alternate skin to be merely another form of
additional server. Each additional server costs half as
much as the base price for the given license.
Saké Mail's wireless functionality is provided via a skin
that produces WML-encoded output for WAP devices. If you
are interested in supporting only web-based users and not
wireless users, then you only need to purchase a single-skin
license. If you only want to support wireless users and
not web-based users, then you can configure your installation
to use the "wml"
skin as the default skin, and you still only need a single-skin
license. If you want to provide access to both web and wireless
customers, then you will need a two-skin license, as described
We offer full credit for all of our previous customers for
upgrades. If you are a MailMan customer and you would like
to use Saké Mail, we offer full credit for your original
MailMan purchase price. For example, if you purchased MailMan
Standard Edition from us two years ago for $250 USD and
you would like to now upgrade to a single server, single
skin, 500 user Saké Mail license, normally $500 USD, your
final cost would be $250 USD.
Similarly, if you want to upgrade your Saké Mail license
from a $500 USD single server, single skin, 500 user license
to an unlimited license, normally $2,000 USD, your total
cost would be $1,500 USD.
To order a Saké Mail runtime license, please contact
Endymion sales. If you have any questions of any kind just
ask us, we're happy to help.
(1) Each user is counted only
during the time when they are actually logged in, and for
up to an hour after they are logged out or after their last
activity (since many users never bother to log out of web
applications). After a user has been logged out or inactive
for one hour, they are no longer counted against the license
total. An unlimited user license simply does not monitor
the number of users.
(2) A skin is a feature that allows
Saké applications to support more than one interface simultaneously,
similar to a web server's virtual domain functionality.
For more information see the Saké customization
(3) A single server is defined
as a combination of physical machine, IP address, and port
number. Two physical machines serving a web site together
with Saké Mail support is considered two servers, for instance.
One single machine acting as a virtual host for two different
web sites, each equipped with Saké Mail, is considered two
servers. One single machine that serves two different web
sites on two different port numbers, each with Saké Mail
support, is considered two servers.