PC Pro - Axigen Mail Server 6

Published on March 18, 2008
PC Pro - Axigen Mail Server 6

Verdict: A capable and scalable mail server that's easy to set up and use.

[...] Axigen provides SMTP, IMAP and POP3 services. It also offers a range of security and filtering options, plus support for content filtering, antivirus and antispam software. [...] As for email clients, Axigen cheerfully supports the usual suspects. Outlook Express and Thunderbird will all work with it, as will Outlook [...]

Axigen's webmail interface offers much the same range of features as Microsoft's Outlook. Apart from the normal email functions, it provides journalising options and notes, to-do lists and reminders. Version 6 offers improved control over the collaborative functions, allowing users to share personal folders plus collaborative calendar functions to arrange meetings with other users.[...]

Administration is straightforward. The web interface is clear and well organized, and gets the job done with the minimum of fuss. [...] The interface allows you to check on performance, examine the communication logs and trawl through the message queues for individual messages.[...]

Axigen's mail server provides all the features you could expect and would function equally well as an internal mail server or as a public server. Its webmail facility with its improved collaborative features could be a very effective alternative to Microsoft's Outlook, which makes it even more attractive.[...]

Its use of Linux could be a problem if you're short of expertise in this area, but it's a lot less trouble than coming to grips with Sendmail.