Hi-mail upgrade – Version 8.1

Today we are pleased to announce that Hi-mail version 8.1 is ready for deployment and brings with it a range of new features and enhancements for all of our new and existing customers to benefit from.
Below you will find some important information about the upgrade process, downtime and other useful info.

Expected Downtime

The Hi-mail upgrade will take place towards the end of August and will involve not only an upgrade to the Hi-mail software and services, but also brand new dedicated hybrid server upgrades which will improve performance, reliability and over capacity.

By now, all of our existing clients will have received an email detailing the exact times and dates that their services will be taken offline. We will send another email 24 hours before each scheduled downtime to remind all users that the upgrade is going ahead and will advise all users again once the system is back online and available for use.

What’s included in 8.1?

The latest version of Hi-mail brings with it a range of security and performance upgrades as well as some new features and enhancements. The full details of the new software will be released in our official release notes which we will send out nearer the time.

Here is a quick overview of what’s included in 8.1:

  • New Enclosing Barcode Technology
  • New Super Administrator Roles Added
  • New White Label Branding Options
  • New Virtual Printer Submission Mode
  • New – User Account Locking Options
  • Upgrade – Improved Password Security Options
  • Upgrade – Authentication Options for VP & Web Portal
  • Upgrade – Various Speed and Performance Upgrades
  • Upgrade – New Dedicated Hybrid Server Upgrades

Other news

2018 has been a very busy time for everyone at FDM and we have been hard at work on a variety of new projects. Below are a selection of headlines highlighting some of the exciting new updates so far this year:

Company News
02/07/2019

Hi-mail approved for the G-Cloud 11 Framework

FDM’s Hybrid Mail Software is approved for the G-Cloud Framework second year running FDM plc are delighted to announce that…
Company News
05/03/2019

New 100% Electric Vehicles

FDM plc have recently purchased the first of our 100% electric delivery vehicles to further help reduce our carbon footprint…
Company News
04/03/2019

Cyber Essentials Approved

FDM plc has been awarded the Cyber Essentials security accreditation to add our long line of existing accreditations.