Axigen Overview

Axigen Documentation

Server Overview

Axigen is a fully self developed platform, truly innovative in several respects, particularly scalable and configurable. The messaging solution offers the entire range of mail services — SMTP, POP3, IMAP, WebMail (Desktop and Mobile versions) — includes List server, Logging, Reporting, and FTP Backup modules and provides various, flexible administration options (including a central Web administration interface — WebAdmin).

OS Compatibility

It is currently available for several Linux distributions, Windows, and Docker, working on x64 architectures. Axigen uses MPA (Multi Platform Architecture), a proprietary cutting-edge technology that allows porting the Axigen server on multiple platforms while keeping the same set of features. This makes it possible to adapting the product to any demanded platform, while guaranteeing stability, and makes it easier for users to switch to a different platform, whenever their requirements change.

Integrated Messaging Platform

Axigen is an integrated service server, being able to successfully replace a solution based on several open source components. It is also modular, as it can run with any number of services inhibited. For instance, if you only want to run the SMTP service, Axigen can run with all other services inhibited by allocating all processing threads to SMTP. Thus, Axigen can accommodate any usage scenario — main mail server, backup server, mail relay server.

High Configurability

Built with administration needs in mind, Axigen provides System Administrators with unmatched configuration possibilities for each and every module and feature. For each and every Axigen module and feature, you can fine tune connection control, client management and make advanced settings for every domain and account you are managing. An example of advanced service configuration options in Axigen would be WebMail account and domain settings: mailbox quota, attachment size limit, mail size limit, session idle & activity timeout, maximum number of messages sent per hour by one account, HTML filtering level for HTML email messages, etc.

Innovative Storage

Axigen's mail storage uses a proprietary technology which optimizes space and mail flow. This innovative storage architecture, doubled by a similar queue architecture, with index based access reduces I/O operations and disk access. Messages are stored in container files, a proprietary format that supports an effective space-saving filling procedure, allowing system administrator to specify the locations and number of directories/files allowed for message storage.

Advanced Security Tools

In terms of security, an extensive security tool set is implemented, which is also highly configurable. System Administrators can flexibly use the filtering rules available at server, domain, and user level, by specifying what filters to use, the order of applicable filters, and the actions to be taken according to the results of the scanning process. Filtering in Axigen includes AntiVirus / AntiSpam, Anti-spoofing (SPF authentication rules), Domain Keys / DKIM, and custom SIEVE scripts. Axigen integrates with open source AntiSpam and AntiVirus applications (SpamAssassin / Rspamd and ClamAV) but thanks to its script interface for external connectors, it can integrate with virtually any AS / AV application requested by users.

Automation Options

Axigen addresses automation requirements of System Administrators by providing them with an alternative configuration interface — CLI (Command Line Interface). Apart from providing an alternate method of performing basic configuration tasks, CLI automates repetitive tasks, which can be really time-consuming when performed manually. Automatic domain data migration is also available in WebAdmin, where you can easily set migration related parameters.

Clustering Support

Axigen allows system administrators to route SMTP, WebMail, POP and IMAP connections to different machines running our messaging solutions. This feature can leverage the internal distributed user database or with the integration with an external LDAP-based server (either OpenLDAP or Active Directory) and it makes use of the SMTP In, WebMail Proxy, POP3 Proxy, and IMAP Proxy services.

These are some of the distinctive Axigen features — to read more about them, their configuration procedures, and many more facilities and configuration options provided by Axigen, browse through this online documentation.