AXIGEN v 1.2 commercial release is now available for our users!

Category: Product Releases
Published on May 17, 2006

1. Most important new features

a. Mail Filtering – an important security improvement
b. Accepting only clean messages sent in HTML format
c. Clear and consistent declaration the name and IP address of the Mail Server
d. Easy and flexible mail service configuration, even at user level
e. Automated, secure migration

2. Upgrading from AXIGEN v.1.1.x to v 1.2

a. Reconfiguring filters

b. New parameters in AXIGEN

c. Modified default values for parameters in AXIGEN d. Removed parameters in AXIGEN

The complete list of features was published at the beta launch and available at the following link:

1. Most important new features
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a. Mail Filtering – an important step to security

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AXIGEN ensures mail filtering (like AntiVirus, Antispam, content filtering, etc) through a unique system that allows you to define specific filter sets at server level, domain level and even user level. Also, differentiated filtering can be applied to incoming and outgoing mail traffic, depending on your business scenario and requirements.

Filter chain definition is highly flexible as it may consist of any number of filters (such as 3 Antiviruses, 1 AntiSpam, 1 content SIEVE filter), as set and prioritized by the System Administrator.

b. Accepting only clean messages sent in HTML format
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A new HTML Generator is now included in AXIGEN to remove unsafe code from emails sent in HTML format.

c. Declaration the name and IP address of the Mail Server ============================================

When a mail server hosts more than one domain and users from different networks (consequently having different IP addressers), it usually sends all emails using randomly the IP addresses and identifies itself using a machine name that is in most cases a nick name. In AXIGEN you can make sure that all mails sent from a network are identified with the same IP and the machine name you advertise is representative for your company.

d. Easy and flexible mail service configuration, even at user level
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You can choose whether to activate certain AXIGEN services (such as transmitting mail through SMTP, retrieving email through POP or IMAP, accessing Webmail) not only for the entire server, but also for specific domains and even specific users.

e. Automated, secure migration
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An automated migration tool is now available in AXIGEN kit, allowing easy, on the fly migration for accounts and emails through the IMAP protocol. The system administrator doesn’t have to intervene at any stage of the process and user information is kept confidential


2. Upgrading from AXIGEN v.1.1.x to v 1.2
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a. Reconfiguring filters
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When upgrading to AXIGEN v1.2, the configuration settings are recognized and kept, all but the filters. If you have previously configured any filters with AXIGEN (i.e. ClamAV, Spamassassin, SIEVE scripts), then you must configure them again, this time you have a choice to enable them generally at server (for both all incoming or all outgoing messages), domain, or user level.

b. New Parameters in AXIGEN
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Also you might pay attention to the following new parameters:

* in axigen.cfg

server -> smtpIncoming

addSpfHeader = no

server -> smtpIncoming -> clients -> {}

authMatchFrom = yes

server -> smtpOutgoing -> clients -> {}

smtpLocalIp = 0.0.0.0

ehloDomain = "NIS"

server -> webmail

allowLargeIncomingData = no

server -> cli

maxAuthCommands = 20


* in domain config

domain -> webmailData

sessionNumberLimit = 4

htmlFilterLevel = 1

domain -> migrationData


* in account config

domain -> webmailData

sessionNumberLimit = 0

htmlFilterLevel = 0


c. Modified default values for parameters in AXIGEN ==============================================

The following attributes have a different default value, please check if this suites your system:

* In axigen.cfg

server -> smtpOutgoing -> clients -> {}

strict7BitMime = no


* In domain config:

domain -> messageStorages

maxDirs = 8

maxFileSize = 524288


* In acccount config

domain -> webmailData

attSizeLimit = 0

attNumberLimit = 0

mailSizeLimit = 0


d. Removed parameters in AXIGEN
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The following attributes have been removed:

domain -> webmailData -> pageSize

domain -> webmailData -> confirmMailDelete domain -> webmailData -> confirmFolderEmpty domain -> webmailData -> saveToSent domain -> webmailData -> deleteToTrash