New filtering capabilities and credentials' recovery
Detection of sexually explicit image content
Starting with this version, Axigen has a new embedded filter for detection and handling of sexually explicit image content. This filter has been developed using the technology provided by Image Analyzer, that develops the market leading technology which can quickly and accurately analyze an image to determine if it contains pornography.
Inappropriate content can be detected in the attached images or in other types of attachments (MS Office files, ZIP files) with embedded images. Incoming and outgoing messages suspected to include such content can be handled in multiple and flexible ways: they can be discarded, redirected or copied to a specified address, they can quarantined for later inspection performed by an administrator or they can simply be passed to the recipients with a corresponding warning about the potential inappropriate content.
The filter can be configured to send a notification to the originator of the message, when the potentially inappropriate content is found in an email message. Through this kind of notification, users can be informed gracefully about the organization's rules and policies related to sending visually offending content.
The new filter is highly and easily configurable from Axigen administrative services, allowing a flexible control of the constraints imposed to the messages to be processed, a wide range of sensitivity levels applied for detection and a flexible way to activate the filter for different accounts and classes of accounts.
The embedded filter based on Image Analyzer technology is available as a Premium Add-on that can be purchased and enabled for a number of Premium Accounts according to customer's License Key.
Recovery of lost username or password
In this version we have introduced the possibility for an user to recover the access to his/her account in case he/she forgets the username or the password for the Axigen email account. This feature comes to enlarge the set of capabilities related to credentials' management that Axigen provides (e.g. password change, flexible password enforcement and expiration policies, customized notification in case of password expiration).
The recovering process of both username and password is easy and straight forward.
In case an user forgets the password to access his/her Axigen email account, the password for that account can be reset if the user answers correctly to a secret question that he/she previously defined as a personal setting of the account. In case such a secret question was not defined by the user, a web link can be sent to the user's personal (alternative) email address that he/she has defined in the personal details settings. Using this link the user can easily reset the password for the Axigen account he/she owns.
In case an user forgets the log-in username of his/her Axigen email account, then he/she can make a request to recover it. The indicated username will be included in an email message that is sent by Axigen to the personal (alternative) email address that the user has previously defined.
As usual with Axigen, the notification messages sent to users in response to their requests for credentials' recovery can be customized and localized through specific email message templates.
OTHER NEW ENHANCEMENTS
Detailed reports on resource usage
Starting from this version the statistics reports have been enhanced to include other important data. The administrator of a server or of a cluster of servers can now receive periodical usage reports that include detailed information about the resources defined and used by the server(s) in terms of numbers of domains, accounts, defined Premium Accounts and active Premium Add-ons. For the quantified parameters different metrics per eache period are provided (e.g. total, maximum, average).
These detailed resource usage reports are the foundation of a new subscription-based licensing model that Axigen team will launch soon for the Service Provider edition. This will allow a flexible and cost-effective way of paying periodically only for what is used in terms of Axigen resources.
Self-determined routing of requests in a cluster
A new way of routing the requests received in the Front-End tier of a cluster has been added. The IMAP, POP3 and Webmail connections accessing an Axigen account can now be routed smartly and independently by a server in the Front-End tier to the appropriate server in the Back-End tier by resolving the server hosting the account through simple interrogation of the servers in the Back-End tier of the cluster.
This way, an administrator does no longer have to define and maintain a LDAP-based or file-based user mapping (userMap object) to handle the account distribution across multiple Back-End servers, making the cluster operation more flexible and easier for small to medium size clusters.
The email messages being quarantined by some filters with "quarantine" capability are now categorized by having a associated a tag which usually indicates the name of the filter that had put the message into quarantine. Using this information, an administrator can select to view only the email messages with a specific tag and thus put into quarantine by a specific filtered.
More than that, messages being quarantined can now be downloaded for inspection from Webadmin service, allowing an administrator to determine the reason for being quarantined based on their content. This way the administrator can find and handle the false positives generated by a certain filter, which can then be properly adjusted to reduce the false positive rate.
Email messages saved as .EML files
In this version a new enhancement has been introduced that allows an user accessing his/her Axigen email account from the Ajax-Webmail interface to save/export an email message as a local .eml file, no matter how large that message is. This way the user can store his most important messages along with their attachments in personal folders in the local file-system.
AJAX WEBMAIL INTERFACE
Full Calendar, Tasks & Notes
In addition to desktop-like usability, the Ajax WebMail interface now offers full support for Calendar, Tasks & Notes, along with many other enhancements designed to help users make the most of their online experience.
Multiple Date & Time Settings
Users can choose from various date & time formats for the WebMail interface. They can also set their calendar preferences related to the week's start day, working day etc.
Events & Tasks Email Reminders
Users can define email reminders associated with their calendar events & tasks.
New "Filtered Email" Folder
A new "Filtered Email" folder has been introduced for storing messages coming from potential untrusted senders (that are not in the user's address-book). This functionality can be used for different accounts & classes of accounts & can be combined with the existing Identity Confirmation mechanism.
Localization of the Connector
As promised, Axigen's localization process continues in this release by introducing several languages for the Axigen Outlook Connector:
Automatic Creation of Profile
A connector profile can be set & created immediately after the connector is installed using the installation kit.
Auto-discovery on Profile Creation
Users can define a profile using an auto-discovery mechanism that allows them to specify only the email address & password for accessing their accounts from Outlook, without any additional details (hostname, IP address etc.). Auto-discovery can be used right after the installation of the connector or at a later time.
Synchronization of Calendar Options
The Axigen Outlook Connector can use the calendar-related options defined in the Ajax WebMail interface.
Localized System Messages
Email messages sent by the server for different system-related events (e.g. welcome messages on account creation, password expiration notifications etc.) can now be localized & customized according to a template. Already available translations:
LDAP-based Provisioning of User Settings
System administrators can now specify initial values for various user settings (such as language, time-zone, date & time formats, or signatures) upon the creation of new user accounts via LDAP synchronization.
Statistics Related to the Mail Server Usage
Axigen can send periodical statistics to an email address specified by the administrator. Such reports contain anonymous information regarding the platform on which the server runs & size of handled data (e.g. number of domains & accounts, types of services & add-ons etc.).
Enhanced usability & manageability are the highlights of this new release.
SEE WHAT'S NEW RELATED TO
The solution for accessing an Instant Messaging (IM) service from Axigen's Ajax WebMail interface requires having a Web Proxy Server for dispatching HTTP requests. This can be achieved by using either an Apache Web Server or, starting with the 7.6.1 release, the Axigen WebMail Proxy service.
XMPP (over-BOSH) requests coming from a Web-based IM client can be dispatched to the XMPP service on the IM server, by using the httpBindBackend parameter from the Axigen mail server configuration.
To learn more about the methods & steps for configuring this IM solution, please read this document.
To better service users across all geographies, Axigen's localization process continues in v7.6.1 by introducing localization support for the Axigen Outlook Connector, as well as server integrated emails (such as events & tasks reminders, or notifications regarding the Identity Confirmation system, password expiration & quota limits). Please contact us for details on how you can help translate & localize.
Users can now set their Trash & Spam email folders to be automatically purged when logging out from the WebMail interface. This provides an additional means of freeing up mailbox space.
7.6.1 expands the list of supported platforms for the Kaspersky AntiVirus & AntiSpam protection embedded in Axigen, by also making them available for the users of Axigen running on FreeBSD.
This release brings a number of other enhancements & bug fixes mainly related the Axigen WebMail, WebAdmin & Outlook Connector (e.g. solves a recent issue regarding the WebAdmin login cookies).
Increase efficiency with Axigen 7.6's new administration & automation tools. Plus, benefit from IM features when using the Ajax WebMail.
WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 7.6
New CLI administration features
Built-in, Incremental Backup Support
Save time & disk space by backing up only the files that have changed since the last Axigen back-up (full or differential). The built-in support for incremental backup is available for all the types of folders supported by Axigen (email, contact, calendar, tasks etc.) & provides a faster method of backing up data. It is much smaller & quicker than a full backup, and offers greater flexibility & granularity. The backup & restore tools required to perform an incremental backup are available here.
Outlook Connector Automatic Update
To reduce time spent on administration, 7.6 also enables the automatic update of the Axigen Outlook Connector on end users' work stations. Thanks to a newly-introduced command in the IMAP extension protocol used by the connector upgrade process, new Outlook Connector versions are automatically downloaded & installed on users' desktops, while keeping, if applicable, connector branding details.
Administrative Commands for Purging Messages
Axigen 7.6 brings an easy-to-use mechanism for purging disposable messages from selected user & public folders. Using the CLI, sysadmins can free storage space by cleaning up messages from user folders such as "Trash" or "Spam", based on custom criteria (date, flags, body content etc.). They can purge message objects of any type (email, events, tasks or notes) at account, domain or server level.
Top-level administrators can enforce limitations on delegated administrators, including defining a list of folders for which the purge operation will be permitted (by default, "Trash", "Deleted Items" & "Spam") & setting a minimal criterion to be met by messages to be purged (to prevent accidental purging).
Other New Features & Enhancements
For higher overall efficiency & usability, 7.6 delivers faster access to messages & accounts via IMAP and enables
administrators to configure & use domain / account aliases in clustered Axigen setups.
Due to numerous requests, this version also reintroduces the Axigen Outlook Connector for MS Outlook 2003. Please note that this connector version is not technically supported by the Axigen team.
OTHER GREAT NEWS FROM Axigen
IM Service Available from the Ajax WebMail
From faster communications to more flexible & timely collaboration among employees, we are always searching for new ways to help you enhance your efficiency. By popular demand & as a first effort to provide you with the benefits of instant messaging, you can now use an IM service in the Ajax WebMail.
The IM solution is mainly based on a setup including an Axigen mail server with a special release of the Ajax-WebMail interface having an embedded Web-based IM client & a separate free IM server. The IM client allows you to send & receive instant messages, to manage the user status & buddy list etc. It has been fully tested (including in terms of security) & is recommended by the Axigen Team, but is NOT officially supported. For complete details on implementation & configuration, please read this article.
WebAdmin Localization Support
Help Axigen reach larger audiences. You can now enable your users to manage the Axigen server more efficiently by translating the WebAdmin interface into your native language. Break the linguistic barriers & open doors to new customers from your local market - contact us to receive more info.
By raising the bar for email security & performance, v7.5 is ready to help you do amazing business relying on our powerful messaging solution.
World-Class, Embedded Email Protection
Starting with version 7.5, Axigen users are better protected against viruses & spam thanks to one of the world's leading email defense technologies, from Kaspersky Lab.
Newly integrated in Axigen, this premium AV/AS filtering on incoming & outgoing message flows is fast, efficient & easy to administer.
Extended Outlook Connectivity
Axigen 7.5 brings good news for MS Outlook users eager to experience the latest version of their favorite email client, while still taking full advantage of Axigen's calendaring & collaboration: a new Outlook Connector kit is available for the 32-bit version of MS Outlook 2010.
SUPPORT FOR NEW PLATFORMS
To keep pace with current trends, the Axigen messaging platform now runs on 64-bit Linux & Windows platforms as well, availing of the address space & performance benefits that 64-bit computing has to offer, and thus resulting in a potential faster execution speed.
OTHER NEW FEATURES & ENHANCEMENTS
'Move to Quarantine' Filter Option
A new 'move to quarantine' action can be performed by external antivirus filters available in Axigen.
System administrators can easily manage all quarantined items from the WebAdmin interface & decide to either deliver or discard specific emails.
Message Filtering on RPOP
All email messages retrieved from external accounts in your mailbox, via the Remote POP service, are now passing through Axigen's processing queue.
For better security, the incoming message flow is checked by all the active filters defined for that particular account.
Built-in DK / DKIM Support
Axigen has now the DomainKeys & DomainKeys Identified Mail technologies built-in, for increased overall reliability, enhanced performance of validating sender's address or email's integrity & faster creation of outbound signatures.
Outlook Connector System Tray Application
The Axigen Outlook Connector is able to show notification messages through informational balloons regarding its activity (such as server connection status changes, synchronization statuses, quota information or password expiration warnings), via a newly-introduced System Tray application.
Licensing Notifications in WebAdmin
The notifications regarding the license expiry date available in WebAdmin have been improved to keep administrators better informed about their Axigen license (including add-ons).
Axigen 7.4 is the most pertinent step forward yet. It adds just the right touch to everything: email, calendaring and collaboration, all packaged in an ever more mature, secure and stable product.
Drag-and-drop Attachments in Ajax WebMail
Axigen 7.4.1 comes with new, time-saving features for attachment management,
allowing users to simply drag files from their desktop onto a message in Ajax WebMail.
The ability to upload multiple files, instead of manually selecting and attaching each
separate document, also renders file attachment easier and faster, further approaching
the level of usability offered by desktop email clients. This functionality is currently
available for Mozilla Firefox 3.6 users.
Other enhancements for adding attachments include links to uploaded attachments and a progress bar indicator, available from both Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and Internet Explorer 8.
Ajax WebMail in French, German, Italian & Polish
Part of an ongoing localization process, the Ajax WebMail interface is now available in French,
German, Italian and Polish, giving more Axigen users the possibility to manage their Web-based
communications in their native language. Translations will continue in the next Axigen releases,
by using the support for localization.
Bug Fixes from the Previous Versions
Send / Reply / Fwd operations are now working on Nokia's built-in Mail for Exchange (Nokia E72, E52). In addition to this bug fix pertaining to the wireless synchronization with Nokia smart phones (via the Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® Connector), the 7.4.1 release also corrects a series of other issues from the previous Axigen versions, mainly related to the Ajax WebMail, calendaring, Outlook Connector etc.
Email Filters in Ajax WebMail
The Ajax WebMail interface allows the creation of email filters. Users can define / modify rules for moving, copying, deleting or sending automatic replies to messages matching specific criteria (e.g. subject, sender etc). Other facilities include an intuitive two-step configuration wizard, the ability to reorder filters by using drag-and-drop and to run filters retroactively on specific folders.
Localization in Ajax WebMail
The support for localization takes Axigen's Ajax WebMail even further in terms of desktop-like usability, being a great tool for both companies and ISPs looking to provide their users with a more friendly and productive email experience, right from their Internet browsers.
Free/Busy Status Enhancements
Users can make their Free / Busy information publicly available, from both WebMail and MS Outlook. Two new values (Tentative and Out-of-office) have also been added to the availability status, for full compliance with the Outlook client.
Other WebMail Enhancements
The Ajax / Classic WebMail interfaces allow whitelisting / blacklisting all email addresses from the same domain by using the "*" wildcard (e.g. *@example.com); also, they both support Internet Explorer 8.0 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5.
The "Greylisting" feature enables the Axigen server to automatically reject messages from unknown senders / IPs with a temporary error message ("451 Temporary rejected by greylisting"). Unlike legitimate email servers, most spam sources will not try to resend the emails in question, thus reducing the amount of spam received by Axigen.
Restrict Specific Email Addresses Creation
Especially useful for ISPs, system administrators are able to restrict the creation (automatically, or by administrative users lacking required permissions) of certain email addresses in a domain, that are either reserved, or could be used to forge an identity, as with phishing attempts.
Password Change / Expiration Notifications in MS Outlook / Standard IMAP clients
Password expiration policies and other notification mechanisms before only available in WebMail have now been made available in MS Outlook and IMAP clients as well. Moreover, if allowed by the administrator, users can change their accounts' password directly from MS Outlook.
Domain Contacts Enhancement
System administrators can choose whether to publish / hide the entire "Domain Contacts" public folder, or just certain contacts of the recipients in a domain. Additionally, personal contact details available in Ajax WebMail can now be edited from MS Outlook (by the user) and WebAdmin (by the administrator).
LDAP Sync Status Reset
The status of the synchronization between Axigen and a LDAP directory (OpenLDAP / Active Directory) can be reset from the Command Line Interface. The association between an object (account / group) in Axigen's domains infrastructure and an entry in LDAP can also be reset or cancelled.
Outlook Connector Branding Support
On demand, companies and SPs can get the Axigen Outlook Connector branded with their details, by using text (e.g. change connector and server names, add short company description) and graphical elements (e.g. banners displayed during installation). Please contact the Axigen Team for more details.
Axigen 7.3 with Identity Confirmation
Axigen Identity Confirmation © is basically the implementation of a Challenge / Response-based antispam method. This shifts the burden of filtering email from the recipient to the sender, by intercepting incoming emails and requiring new senders to confirm their identity, while still allowing all legitimate communications to come through. The system ensures a spam-free inbox, containing only messages that have been in effect confirmed to be from REAL and legitimate senders.
Export / Import Contacts in WebMail
The Axigen WebMail allows users to easily import/export contacts from/to the most popular email clients and systems, such as MS Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Hotmail or Google Mail. This functionality brings both an effortless way to "migrate" one's contacts in between another email client/system and the Axigen account, and the option to manually synchronize the contacts existing on any other email client/system with the contacts stored server-side in Axigen.
Axigen 7.3 introduces the ability of setting password expiry policies, including here a notification mechanism and password history capability. In addition to choosing whether to enable the password expiration functionality, system administrators have at their disposal a very detailed set of configurable parameters specifying the time interval to password expiration, how often users should be notified about its expiry - via customizable warning messages or at login, password length and accepted characters a.o.
Consistent Backup & Restore
Adding to the already existing FTP-based access to the hierarchy of back-up elements (directories and files), version 7.3 also features access through a virtual file system which enables easy integration with third party back-up solutions. Also, within this hierarchy, consistent time and size of objects modification is now achieved, helping ensure differential backups.
Customizable Welcome Message
System administrators can define welcome messages to be sent to users' inboxes upon their accounts' creation. Several customization options are available for such emails, including the possibility to add accounts' first and last names, their accounts aliases, list of enabled services or available add-ons (e.g. Outlook Connector, ActiveSync®). Welcome messages are configurable at all three different levels: accounts defaults, account classes and account.
New, AJAX-based WebMail interface
Version 7.2 of Axigen Mail Server provides users with a whole new WebMail experience. In addition to being powered by the AJAX technology, the interface has undergone a complete reshaping process to now feature a more intuitive, streamlined design and to improve navigability and manageability. Access to email and attachments has been rendered much easier and faster, thus complementing the optimized look-and-feel of the interface.
The AJAX-based WebMail delivers the usability and performance of a desktop application. It ensures a desktop-like user experience by featuring:
What's new in Axigen 7.2.1
Mailing list accounts
Axigen 7.2.1 now brings mailing list accounts to the Ajax WebMail interface as well. The simple and intuitive mailbox folder structure allows mailing list administrators to easily view and manage new message postings or membership requests from their dedicated Ajax WebMail account. The "Subscription and Posting" page of the Web administration interface has also been refined so as to provide system administrators with a more friendly and effective way to configure mailing list-related parameters.
Set the default WebMail interface(s)
Administrators are offered the option to set the type of the WebMail interface to be used by the WebMail and WebMail Proxy services.
Enable/disable keyboard shortcuts
Once with the release of Axigen 7.2.1, the "Settings" section of the Ajax WebMail interface allows users to freely choose which keyboard shortcuts to enable / disable, as desired.
Other new features & enhancements
A configurable 'serverName' parameter used in LDAP synchronization within clustered setups has been added. The option to auto-create users authenticated in an LDAP server has been reintroduced for the LDAP servers that Axigen does not yet synchronize with.
Axigen 7.1 New Features
Mobile Email Support for BlackBerry® Smart Phones through the NotifySync™ Solution
The NotifySync™ solution for BlackBerry® smart phones complements Axigen Mail Server's range of already supported mobile devices. It provides organizations of all sizes with two-way, over-the-air synchronization of email messages, contact data, calendar entries or tasks lists.
Arabic Localization for the WebMail Interface
Improved Outlook Connector
- Offline mode available
- SSL communication to server
- Auto-preview functionality
- Cached local .pst file
- Per-folder synchronization levels
- Improved search and mail access speed
- Read receipts
Advanced Collaboration and Sharing with iCal
Email clients that support iCal (Webcal) enable users to access their calendar or those of coworkers. Based on each client's cabalilities, the available functions may differ.
Supported email/calendar clients are as follows:
- Mozilla Thunderbird/Lightning
- Mozilla Sunbird
- Apple iCal
- Outlook 2003 (as 'Internet Free/Busy' functionality)
- Shared folders
- Permissions on Calendar, Tasks, and related Public Folders
- Free / Busy information from other users
New Supported Operating System: Windows Server 2008
Axigen 7.0 New Features
Built in Support for Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
- Allows mobile devices synchronization
- Contacts synchronization
- Calendar/Tasks synchronization
- Public Address Book Search
- Out-of-office configuration
- Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® device support for:
- Nokia Symbian (E Series, N Series)
- Windows Mobile (Smartphone, PocketPC)
- other devices (Samsung, LG, HP, Qtek, HTC, Asus)
- i8910 Omnia HD
- i770 Saga
- i907 Epix
- i8510 INNOV8
- i900 Omnia
- SPH-i325 Ace
- BlackJack II
- i607 BlackJack
- iPAQ Voice M..
- iPAQ Data M..
- iPAQ 910c
- iPAQ 610c
- iPAQ 514
- iPAQ rw6815
- iPAQ rw6828
- iPAQ rw6818
- iPAQ hw6915
- iPAQ hw6910
- iPAQ hw6515
- iPAQ hw6510
- iPAQ h6325
- iPAQ h6320
- iPAQ h6315
- iPAQ h6310
- Touch Pro2
- Touch Diamond2
- Touch Cruise 09
- MAX 4G
- Touch HD
- Touch 3G
- Touch Viva
- Touch Pro
- Touch Diamond
- Adv.. X7510
- Touch Cruise
- Touch Dual
- TyTN II
- Adv.. X7500
- Nuvifone G60
LDAP & Active Directory Synchronization
- LDAP Integration
- Accounts and groups synchronization
- 2-Way synchronization
- Account/Group creation/deletion
- Account configuration
- Group membership
- Active Directory User Management Console integration
Axigen 6.2 New Features
Commtouch Real Time Antispam Protection
New Reporting Service Features
Read Receipts in WebMail
Originator/Recipient Restrictions per Account Classes
Per Virtual Host WebMail Template Set
Axigen 6.1 New Features
Mobile WebMail Interface
Axigen 6.0 New Features
Temporary Email Addresses
Built-in Milter support
Delay delivery of selected messages
Axigen 5.0 Fresh Features
An administrative user will then automatically inherit the parameters of the group it is being created in.
Server Usability Enhancements
To decrease configuration efforts, quota parameters can now be set for all public folders to be created.
Further more, the new IP check option allows sys admins to quickly view permission information for a certain IP, thus avoiding redundant rules.
What's new in Axigen 4.0
- Personal Organizer: Calendar, Tasks, Journal, Notes and collaborative support are now available from both WebMail and the email client through the Axigen Outlook Connector.
- Storage: free space usage algorithms were introduced in order to increase speed when processing emails.
- Domains: Default value for domain objects "imapConnectionCount" limit was changed from 8 to 16 and its maximum value was changed from 16 to 255.
- POP3: New error message at login when maximum number of connections is reached.
- SMTP: Improved logging for Message Acceptance Policies.
- WebMail: Improved error messages in WebMail.
- WebMail: Cache system is improved to speed-up the "Grouping" and "Threading" functionalities.
What's new in Axigen 3.0
Axigen v. 3.0, with an important set of new features, is available in our Downloads Section, proving once more our determination to provide a carrier class mail server.
|Core: Clustering Support - POP3/IMAP Proxy Service with LDAP routing for SMTP Service allows the administrator to spread mailboxes on many Axigen servers and have a separate machine that routes POP3/IMAP connections to the appropriate mailbox server; High availability is ensured by integration with RH Clustering System|
|Core: LDAP authentication: Allows centralized storing of user passwords in an LDAP repository|
|Core: Kerberos Authentication: Allows Microsoft Active Directory authentication|
|Core: Public Address Book - Address book containing all the users in the domain. All users can use this address book via WebMail.|
|Core: RPOP - Users can define remote POP3 accounts that Axigen will poll periodically and retrieve the emails.|
|Core: Secure Password Enforcement - The administrator can now define policies for user passwords, including required character diversity and minimum password length.|
|Administration: Message Acceptance and Routing Policies Wizard: Policies can now be configured from the WebAdmin interface via a filtering wizard.|
|WebMail enhancement: Messages can be groupped by conversation threads or by From, To, Date etc|
|WebMail enhancement: The WebMail interface will notify users when they reach a certain threshold of the maximum|
|WebMail enhancement: The WebMail interface will periodically check for new messages and will notify the user if a new message has arrived.|
|WebMail enhancement: When composing an email, the WebMail interface will automatically suggest recipients from the private and/or public address book as you type.|
|FTP Backup enhancement: The backup service now supports PASSIVE-mode FTP operation|
What is new in Axigen 2.0
Axigen 2.0 has a redesigned WebMail interface which now supports localization.
The new design defines a user-friendly GUI with multiple skin options.
The internationalized search presented above for the WebMail service has been also embedded in the IMAP service. When running an IMAP search for any IMAP client, the search text may contain language-specific characters (i.e. using diacritics).
Backup and Restore
Embedded in its new Backup and Restore module, Axigen 2.0 uses a proprietary FTP server as front-end for the storage system. System administrators can perform online backups by retrieving storage objects (e.g. domains, mailboxes etc). The Restore operations are also performed online by uploading the objects that were previously backed up.
Improved Security and Filtering
Message Acceptance Policies
Axigen 2.0 implements a set of message acceptance policies at SMTP-connection level. The system administrator can configure and implement message acceptance policies and adjust them to best suit their security requirements. Incoming connections established via SMTP and the message flow can be easily managed using the established policies. Moreover, they allow adding headers, changing addresses and other such actions.
Processing and Relay Policies
To further fine-tune email communication managementat at SMTP level, Axigen 2.0 implements Processing and Relay Policies.
The Processing policies correspond to the SMTP Processing module and enable administrators to define the NDR (Non-Delivery Receipt) text and the conditions when such a message is returned. As an example, NDR responses are sent when the specified recipient of an email message is invalid.
Relay Policies allow system administrator to customize SMTP Outgoing actions for all or part of the relayed email communication. For example, they can establish a certain address where all emails from a certain domain are relayed, or specify a username/password authentication before relaying emails to a certain address.
Starting with version 2.0, the Axigen Mail Server is also DomainKeys compliant. DomainKeys is an e-mail authentication system designed to verify both the DNS domain of an email sender and the message integrity. The DomainKeys specification has adopted aspects of Identified Internet Mail to create an enhanced protocol called DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM).
Note: Some of the features described in this document for the Axigen Mail Server, version 2.0, may not be available for the beta releases. They will be all added before the commercial release.