ServerWatch - Axigen, A Fresh Approach for Mail Server Admins

Published on July 07, 2007
ServerWatch - Axigen, A Fresh Approach for Mail Server Admins

In a Linux/Unix universe built on a do-it-yourself (DIY) ethic, Axigen Mail Server introduces a twist: Why not let someone else do the heavy lifting? Traditionally, a complete modern mail server on Linux or Unix would need to be rolled together using a wide variety of free and open source tools, ranging from an SMTP engine to a Web server to a Web mail interface, various authentication modules, and so on. Although such a system promises low-to-no licensing costs and maximum flexibility, it requires significant development expertise and time.

Axigen Mail Server delivers a comprehensive, turnkey mail server in a DIY world. With one software install, Axigen promises to provide a fully integrated, centrally managed server with support for core mail services plus groupware and collaborative services like calendaring, tasks and Outlook support. The software promises to have your mail server up and running in mere minutes.

Mail Server comes pre-packaged for a variety of target platforms, such as Debian, FreeBSD, NetBSD, RPM and Ubuntu. We installed Axigen under Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty. The 13MB download archive unzipped into a .deb package along with some text files containing installation instructions and support.