January 14, 2024

Meet "Sealed messaging" functionality

 New versions of Bopup IM client/server software introduce all-new functionality called "Sealed messages". This is a new type of instant messaging that requires an opening (unsealing) text messages before they can be viewed and read. Once message is unsealed the sender gets a notification on that and unsealed date/time is added into conversation.

The new function is enabled on the communication server and after that it appears in the messenger options. The sealed messages can be sent among regular instant messages since there can be 2 options available in the sending dialog — send sealed or regular message. But it is also possible to configure the messenger and always exchange with sealed messages.

Turning on the sealed messaging on the IM server

When a new sealed message is received the messenger hides a whole conversation and notifies a user that it is required to unseal the message to see and read it.

Receipt of sealed messages in Bopup Messenger client

Within a getting the recipient's reaction by a sender that the message has been opened and viewed the sealed messaging makes overall communication more secure and confidential. In some cases it prevents viewing and reading arrived messages by someone who may stay close to the recipient's workstation.

June 2, 2023

Bopup Communication Server version 5.11.5 is offered as a free for lifetime use with some minor limitations

 New version 5.11.5 of Bopup Communication Server is released. This update of the IM server comes with useful and important changes in the service module for a better support of a great number of user connections.

Another great change is an option to use the instant messaging server for free and for lifetime use. Starting from this release the server switches to a free limited mode after standard 45-day trial expires. In the free limited mode Bopup Communication Server delivers messages with length of 45 symbsols only and restricts file transfers for more than 1 Mb. At the same time up to 100 concurrent users from each type of the messaging clients are supported.

The activated free mode has no expiration so the server can be used in the limited mode for lifetime period.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.11.5 — Free for use IM server to send short insant messages and small files

May 6, 2023

Important update of Bopup Messenger application

 New version 7.4.18 of Bopup Messenger client is released. This update comes with critical fixes and important changes that affect to the application stibility and users status icons in Contact List.

The issue with updating users statuses started to appear from version 7.4.15 (April 2023), and the messenger did not change user statuses after conversation window opens for a first time. This is a critical bug so we strongly advise to update the messenger to recent version in order to avoid broken communication.

Download Bopup Messenger version 7.4.18 — Secure IM client with encrypted file transfer and text messaging

April 10, 2023

Major update of Bopup Communication Server — Version 5.11.0 is released

 New version 5.11.0 of Bopup Communication Server is available for download. This version comes with great improvements in SQL queries that improves overall speed of the communication and fixes many related issues. Among internal improvements the server added many interface changes and enhancements.

Connectivity and overall speed improvements

The recent release of the IM server fixes issues that could appear on a greater amount of concurrent connections. Previous versions of the server could add many warnings and SQL exceptions to Event Log viewer, and users couldn't connect to the server at the same time. Another fixes belongs to connection limit error that could appear on messenger startup. So this version is an important update.

Fixed issue with logging file transfers on disabled Message History

The new version fixes saving file transfers into history log when it is turned off. This problem occured only for file exchange. Now the server console shows a dialog when Message History option is switching off that lets keep or delete existing archive on the server.

Showing computer/DNS name for user accounts in addition to IP address

Now the server resolves and adds host name for connected users to show it everywhere in Management Console within IP address. It is a useful option if the server runs on a local network and lets administrator see user's workstation names. Host name is shown in the Presence Status, on user profile page and in archiving views that shows instant messages and file transfer information.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.11.0 — Fast, compact and secure self-hosted solution for instant messaging and file transfer

March 25, 2023

Bopup IM Client SDK version 1.3.0

 Our IM client SDK that is designed for C++, VB and Microsoft Office (VBA) developers has been updated to version 1.3.0 

The new release includes recent versions of libraries. This also avoids from issues when existing applications built on the SDK stopped working if recent version of Bopup Messenger/Observer client is installed on same workstation.

Review the following list of changes in order to properly apply modifications on migration from earlier versions of the development kit.

What's new in version 1.3.0:

  • OpenSession() method of all interfaces now includes new text parameter that receives a brand name.
  • Length of OU name passed by lpszOUName in TRANSFER_OU_STRUCT structure that is used by IServerClient interface (C++) was extended from 32 to 64 symbols.
Developer information is available in the online documentation.

March 7, 2023

Better integration with Active Directory in the IM server, and useful updates in the messenger apps

 We released new versions of both Bopup Communication Server and client applications including Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer. 

The new version 5.10.10 of the instant messaging server provides great improvements in importing users from Active Directory catalog. It comes with a major update of bcscmd.exe command line tool which added support for new switches for better integration with LDAP.

New keys for /LDAP switch now can be the following:

/LDAP [update|sync|syncall] [bygroups] [createunits] [creategroups] <names> 

[createunits] switch works like a checkbox in the Active Directory Import Wizard and allows to create Organizational Units on the communication server that are similar to OU tree in Active Directory or LDAP Groups (depending on import criteria);

[creategroups] switch is similar to the key above but creates messaging groups on the server instead;

<names> is an optional parameters that includes name of OUs or LDAP Groups to limit a search for user accounts in the specified objects. Several names must be separated by commas;

The Active Directory Import Wizard now can display hidden settings on it's Welcome page.

These settings can be also set from Windows registry and allows to import computer names instead of user accounts and parse for uses' middle names the DispayName value of a user object. This is mostly important in countries from Eastern Europe.

Client messengers now support hotkey button to call the application. Previously it could not be set up by administrator but now can be configured on the IM server from a range of A...Z letters.

Here is also improvement of automatic re-connect to messaging server on exiting from Sleep/Suspend mode in the messengers.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.10, Bopup Messenger version 7.4.7 and Bopup Observer version 6.1.4 — Simple, secure and fast to deploy instant messaging for enterprises

February 12, 2023

New server setup package with built-in SQL Server 2019 Express is available

 New installation package for Bopup Communication Server is available for download. We built a new setup file that now includes Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express which can be installed as a built-in database server. 

This package will be useful for companies that plan to move their existing instances or install the messaging server onto latest Microsoft Windows OS such as Windows 10, 11 and Windows Server 2016, 2019 and 2022.

The new setup contains 64-bit version of the SQL Server software unlike other setup files ship with 32-bit versions of SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2014. That caused an issue with installing Bopup Communication Server on recent releases of Windows operating system.

The new setup file is available for download in Download Center within other packages. It can be also downloaded using s direct link https://www.bopup.com/files/bcserverwsql2019.exe

December 12, 2022

Useful update of Bopup Messenger app for Windows PC

 New version 7.4.2 of Bopup Messenger for Windows OS is released. In this version we improved the instant messenger by adding enhancements to user interface and fixing some annoying issues.

This version added toolbar to main window of the messenger when it is switched to "All-In-One Chat" mode. That makes easier to access frequently used functions within main menu.

The new release of the application also fixes issue with automated reconnect to the communication server after previous loose of the connection or coming from sleep mode in Windows.

Another fix is related to window popup from system tray area. It is funny but the messenger did not want to restore it;s main window if the About dialog was opened before.

December 9, 2022

Bopup Communication Server added support of instant messengers for Linux OS

New minor update of Bopup Communication Server software is available, it' version 5.10.8 has been released. Among few fixes and improvements the new release added support for IM client for Linux platform. 

An instant messenger for Linux OS is currently in a development stage and it becomes our most priority task. We hope to release first preview version of the Linix app even in this year. 

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.8 — IM server for encrypted text messaging and file transfer between company employees

November 17, 2022

Bopup Messenger app is now available in Samsung Galaxy Store

Bopup Messenger application for Android platform has been added to Samsung Galaxy Store. This makes easy to find and install the app on Samsung phones since they all have a built-in access to the store.

As always new users are able to evaluate Bopup Messenger for Android and Windows PC platform using a public instant messaging server running at bopup.me address. In order to connect to the shared instance of Bopup Communication Server we added few test user accounts such as demo, user and admin. Visit https://www.bopup.me for advanced details and credentials info.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android from Samsung Galaxy Store — Mobile client for private and secure texting over self-hosted IM

November 8, 2022

New versions of IM server and messenger clients improve Message History module

New versions of Bopup Communication Server, Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer have been released. The new software totally improves the functionality to view Message History.

Now the server console lets search for transferred files for their filenames in the history. Previously the server performed the search only for message text.

New releases of the instant messaging clients added the search function in their Message Histore module. So it is possible now to find messages and files by enterring words which match that data.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.10.7, Bopup Messenger version 7.4.1 and Bopup Observer version 6.1.2 — Secure IM platform for office chat

November 1, 2022

Meet all-new "All-In-One Chat" interface mode in Bopup Messenger client

We are proud to announce new version 7.4.0 of Bopup Messenger client which now supports a single window mode.

Over the past years the messenger's user interface had not undergone global changes and included the main window with the user's contact list and separate chat dialogs with the ability to open several at once.

Classic interface with ability to have several conversation windows in the messenger

At the same time, thanks, among other things, to public messengers, instant messaging software started to use the interface with a single chat window. This became a de facto and affected, in turn, corporate IM software.

Therefore the new version of Bopup Messenger now supports a switch the interface mode within a single "All-In-One Chat" window.

"All-In-One Chat" interface mode in Bopup Messenger

The new mode is activate through program settings on the "Interface mode" tab. The regular look-and-feel mode with few conversation windows is now called "Classic Messenger".

Within the new release of the IM client we updated Bopup Communication Server which includes new  version of IM Client Configuration Tool. It lets enable the appearance mode in the messengers remotely and centrally on the server.