, a Lexington, Mass.-based developer of business-class messaging and email server
applications, this week released an updated version of its IMail Server
product, which offers new features and functionality.
The new release, IMail Server v11.01, now features DomainKeys/DKIM(Domainkeys Identified Mail), support for iPhone
and Microsoft (News
) Exchange ActiveSync clients, new user interface for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync administration, improved interface and functionality for IMail Antivirus and compatibility with Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server.
) DomainKeys is a domain-level email authentication standard that uses public/private key encryption and DNS to validate the legitimacy and contents in an email message. Domainkeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, offers a similar function, as well as an enhanced standard to give users more flexibility and security.
In addition, Ipswitch now supports iPhone (News
) mobile devices as part of IMail Server's mobile synchronization. The service includes email, contacts and calendar events.
With the updated IMail Server v11.01, Microsoft Intellectual Property rights now require that users buy licenses to use Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Protocol.Licenses are available on a per user basis. Previously, the EAS protocol was first offered in IMail v11. For a limited time, customers who are entitled to IMail v11 can receive a free EAS subscription for up to five users.
In addition, IMail Server v11.01 also offers new user interface in the Web and console administrator to help users maintain their Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync user licenses. What’s more, the service lets administrators display a message for all Web Client users at the log in page with the new System Message tool.
Lastly, IMail Antivirus powered by BitDefender, offers improved user interface functionality, as well as automated virus definition updates. The Queue Manager function has also been updated to handle virus definition updates without requiring service restarts. Now, users receive a new notification about the number of days that remain before the license expires, the time and date of the last successful Antivirus update and the option to enable or disable automatic virus definition updates.
A new "Update Now" button is available if a manual virus definition update is required, Ipswitch officials said. In addition, "AVUpdate.exe" is no longer required to update virus definitions with IMail Server v11.01 or later. The program is still available with the installation to let older versions of IMail Server continue to update using the previous method.
For a descriptive list of new features and improvements for IMail Server v11.01 please click here
to read the full release notes.
Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney