PC Pro - AXIGEN Mail Server Review

Published on June 06, 2007
PC Pro - AXIGEN Mail Server Review

Running under Linux, Solaris or one of the BSD distributions, Axigen can scale all the way from a small office to a sizable ISP installation, supporting a large number of mail domains and users, depending on the type of licence. It supports SMTP, POP3 and IMAP services, and common email clients such as Outlook Express and Thunderbird will operate untroubled. Apart from supporting normal email clients, it also offers a webmail system. It provides customisable wrappers for the Sendmail service and can also act as a relay for selected networks.

It has a simple but effective interface that allows any authorised user to log on and access their individual mail account using any suitable web browser. The uncluttered interface conceals a number of useful extra facilities. These include maintaining contact lists and personal data, as well as defining message filters that can be used to automatically process certain types of messages. Using filters, it's possible to apply special handling to any message from a particular user, or whose subject line contains a specific character string.

The management interface, which uses a web browser, can operate both locally and remotely. Although simple to use, it provides access to all aspects of the software's operation and allows the administrator to fine-tune the configuration to suit individual requirements. Customisable performance graphs are available for most aspects of the system's operation, and the system has extensive logging options that can be configured as required.

Axigen's software is a comprehensive and scalable product that's well worth consideration by any organisation looking to operate its own mail server.