IMail Server v12.3 is now available!

Ipswitch Messaging Division is pleased to announce the release of IMail Server v12.3. This release introduces a number of new features as well as several minor bug fixes.

What’s New for IMail Server v12.3?

  • Domain Gateways: New settings allow an IMail Administrator to specify per domain gateways.
  • Vacation Message: Vacation messages can now be configured with a message subject.
  • Spool Monitor: New Spool Monitor settings will alert an IMail Administrator when the spool file messages are backing up and a possible problem needs to be addressed.
  • IMail Collaboration plug-in now supports Microsoft Outlook 2013: The IMail Collaboration plug-in has been updated to support Microsoft Outlook 2013!
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.1e: OpenSSL 1.0.1e adds support for TLS versions 1.1 and 1.2.
  • Disable Plain Authentication in SMTP: To allow administrators to better support PCI Compliance Requirements we added the ability to disable plain text authentication in SMTP.
  • New capability to save messages to local hard drive from Web Client.
  • New security settings in “iclient.config” allows administrators to hide the “Remember My Email Address” and “Remember My Password” options.

In addition to these new features, IMail Server v12.3 provides a series of other improvements. For a complete list of additional changes, please view the IMail Server v12.3 release notes.

***PLEASE NOTE: Notifications are being delivered over the next week. If you have not received your notification, please visit myIpswitch.com to access IMail Server v12.3.

IMail v12.2 SP1 is available!

The new release of IMail Server v12.2 SP1 on December 12, 2012 is now available. IMail Server v12.2 SP1 includes the following enhancements:

  • Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) support
  • Windows 2012 support
  • Corrected a contention issue when multiple mail clients were in use, mailbox deletion would occasionally occur when mailbox compression was in progress.
  • Corrected issue of mailboxes randomly growing to a very large size due to contention issues when multiple mail clients were being used.
  • Corrected mailbox access issue when a mailbox was locked and invalid error code was returned causing mailbox files to continually be rewritten.
  • New “iclient.config” setting to allow IMail Administrators capability to override the user’s initial login page, and login straight to the “Inbox” when first logging into the Web Client. The configuration is disabled by default, with the following key name: key=”EnableInboxDisplayUponLogin”
  • “iclient.config” modification for key=”TabLimit” when set to a value=”1″, will no longer require closing a tab before opening a new tab. The last tab will automatically close the previous tab when a new tab is opened.
  • Spell Checker dictionaries will now correctly use the appropriate dictionary depending on the language selected for login. When logged in with a foreign language other than English (United States), and composing a new message, a new drop down will allow spell checker to switch to the English dictionary.
  • Corrected issue with iOS devices using ActiveSync® and not being able to download messages with a content-type of “message\partial”.
  • Mailbox Splitter Utility has been added the latest Utilities release, to give IMail Administrators a mechanism of breaking down a mailbox that is overly large. Utility allows the Administrator to control the size and number of files to generate.

For a complete list of changes please read the full release notes for IMail Server v12.2 SP1.

To download your free copy of IMail Server v12.2 SP1, simply log into your myIpswitch account or visit our patches and upgrades page.

Sincerely,

Brad Senter
Marketing Manager
Ipswitch – Messaging Division

 

***PLEASE NOTE: Notifications are being delivered over the next week. If you have not received your notification, please visit myIpswitch.com to access IMail Server v12.2 SP1.

Internet Trends Report, October 2012

Commtouch, our email securities partner, brings you the “Internet Threats Trend Report, October 2012″. This report is a FREE download (PDF format) and provides insight into the following areas:

  • Android Malware - compromised email accounts target mobile OS 
  • Grum Botnet Taken Down - spam levels unaffected
  • Olympic Games - scammers exploit once-in-four-year opportunity
  • The Same Malware Gang Again - this time abusing Wells Fargo
  • Zombie Hotspots - Germany moves up to 6th place

Other Q3 2012 Highlights:

  • 87 Billion: Average daily spam/phishing emails sent
  • 304,000 Zombies: Daily Turnover
  • 1.9 Billion: Average daily emails sent with attached malware
  • Pharmacy Ads: Most popular spam topic (31.3% of all spam)
  • India: Country with the most zombies (20%)
  • Education: Website category most likely to contain malware

Report Overview

The third quarter of 2012 provided further proof of the growing menace of Android malware with attacks that exclusively targeted the Google OS. The convincingly named “update” app requires user installation but provided its distributors with a platform for a mobile Android botnet or a vehicle for theft of corporate data.

July provided yet another botnet takedown – this time the Grum spam botnet. Although spam and zombie levels appeared to drop, the effect proved to be temporary. Spammers rallied quickly to recruit new zombies and resume spam-sending operations within a matter of days.

This quarter’s Trend Report also covers Olympic Games scams, careless spammers, and the “calling card” that one malware gang keeps using.

Download the complete “Internet Threats Trend Report, October 2012″ for FREE now….

 

IMail Server v12.2 is now available!

Ipswitch Messaging Division is pleased to announce the release of IMail Server v12.2. This release adds significant features and functionality to our existing product matrix. In this release you will find the following major features:

  • Read Request Notifications using the IMail Web Client
  • SMTP Account Harvesting Prevention
  • IMAP IDLE Support
  • User Password Expiration Settings
  • MX Record with IP Address delivery capability
  • Synchronizing Public Folders and Shared Folders for Contacts and Calendars using ActiveSync™
  • New Utility – User Expunger – Deleting User Accounts by Last Login Date

In addition to these new features, IMail Server v12.2 provides a series of other improvements. For a complete list of changes, please view the IMail Server v12.2 release notes.

Are you eligible for an upgrade?

To determine if you are eligible to upgrade to IMail Server v12.2 visit myIpswitch.com and then click on the Downloads tab. Or, simply contact one of our very helpful account managers at 706-312-3540 and they can assist you with any questions you may have.

Brad Senter
Marketing Manager
Ipswitch Messaging Division

To join the conversation with the IMail Server team, please to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and UserVoice.

***PLEASE NOTE: Notifications are being delivered over the next week. If you have not received your notification, please visit myIpswitch.com to access IMail Server v12.2.

Ipswitch Announces Release of IMail Server v12.1

IMail Server v12.1 is now available!

Ipswitch Messaging Division is pleased to announce the release of IMail Server v12.1. This release introduces HAMR, an innovative approach to properly handling compromised user accounts, as well as several minor bug fixes. This exciting new feature was implemented due to customer feedback.

What is HAMR?

HAMR is an acronym for “Hacked Account Mail Regulator”. The number one topic of discussion in our ongoing conversations with customers was compromised user accounts. A hacker takes control of a user’s account and turns it into a bot delivering massive amounts of spam, viruses and other forms of malware. This impacts overall server performance and has led to domains being blacklisted. It is a real pain-point for email administrators.

IMail Server v12.1 now has the capability to set limitations for a user’s outbound messages by disabling or throttling a user’s messages once a maximum count within a certain time interval has been met. In such a case, your IMail Server will then automatically notify a designated system administrator by email.

For your convenience, HAMR can be configured and customized system wide, at the domain level or individually by user.

In short, HAMR provides administrators complete control over their end-users’ accounts should they become compromised.

In addition to HAMR, IMail Server v12.1 provides a series of other improvements. For a complete list of additional changes, please view the IMail Server v12.1 release notes.

Are you ready to drop the HAMR on hackers?

Then the next step for you is to simply download your copy of IMail Server v12.1 by visiting myIpswitch.com and then click on the Downloads tab. Or, feel free to contact one of our very helpful account managers at 706-312-3540 and they can assist you with any questions you may have.

We thank our community of users for their feedback and look forward to more great discussions in the future!

Brad Senter
Marketing Manager
Ipswitch Messaging Division

To join the conversation with the IMail Server team, please to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and UserVoice.

***PLEASE NOTE: Notifications are being delivered over the next week. If you have not received your notification, please visit myIpswitch.com to access IMail Server v12.1.

BitDefender Service Advisory

We would like to provide an update on an issue that is affecting some BitDefender customers starting on the weekend of June 9th, 2012. Since this time, some BitDefender installations downloaded corrupted virus definitions which caused the IMail Server to stop processing mail. We are working with BitDefender to better understand the cause of this problem and help ensure it does not happen again in the future. Please refer to the following knowledge base article for information on how to resolve the problem:

http://ipswitchmsg.force.com/kb/articles/FAQ/Mail-Delivery-Problems-when-using-Bit-Defender-Antivirus

Please note this issue is NOT affecting all BitDefender customers. If your IMail Server is delivering mail, then no action is required.

Jason Harville
Technical Support Manager
Ipswitch Messaging Division

Ipswitch Announces the Release of IMail Server v12

The new release of IMail Server v12 on January 31, 2012 boasts significant improvements to the IMail Server web client which include, but is not limited to the following:

  • All new tabbed user interface for enhanced usability
  • Capability to Import/Export user contact information
  • Notes and Tasks are now available with the Web Client to be included with Calendar, Contacts and E-mail for synchronization with Outlook
  • Meeting Requests are now available allowing the ability to create and accept using the new Web Client for synchronization with Outlook when IMail Collaboration is in place
  • RSS Feed now available for user’s subscriptions
  • Web Sites configurable by the IMail Administrators allowing easy online access for common web links
  • New Report Spam feature (Premium Only)
  • Sound and blinking tab notifications when new mail arrives (capability to customize on a per user level)
  • Greatly enhanced iclient.config file allows IMail Administrators greater capability to customize the web client to their user’s needs
  • Away message indicator above the navigator folders to remind user’s when enabled
  • Tool tips show mail folders that have Auto responders enabled
  • Expanded Contact Information (multiple addresses, websites, personal information, business information)
  • Addresses contain link to google maps or the map engine specified by the user
  • Customizable user option to set a default address book, and a default contact sort
  • Users can now create multiple personal contact folders
  • Photos are now supported and can now be added for contacts
  • Customizable user option to set a default calendar
  • Customizable user options to specify and display the beginning time and end time for the work day
  • Customizable user option to set the default calendar display by day, week or month
  • Users can now create multiple personal calendar folders
  • Calendar display format is set to the 12 hour (am/pm) time
  • Web Client user access is now being written to the API Logs
  • Lite Web Client to support mobile devices for Email, Contacts, Calendaring, Tasks and Notes
  • Easier branding for customizing and displaying company logos, colors, and text (View the all new branding whitepaper here.)
  • Easier method to create custom language files for the new web client
  • New Web Client Themes with the ability for customers to create their own themes
  • Capability to disable the Web Client Forwarding of user’s email
  • New user option to warn a user when sending a message without an attachment, when body of the letter uses the word attachment
  • New user option to warn a user when sending a message without a subject
  • Ability to have initial login open a specified folder (e.g. email folder, calendars, tasks, etc…)
  • And much more…

For a complete list of new features and improvements for IMail Server v12 please read the full release notes online: IMail Server v12 Release Notes.

Internet Threats Trend Report, January 2012

We have worked with Commtouch, our email securities partner, to bring you the “Internet Threats Trend Report, January 2012″. This report is a FREE download (PDF format) and provides insight into the following areas:

  • Facebook in 2011
  • Email-malware Levels Off
  • Unregistered Domains
  • Compromised Websites Hide Malware
  • Zombie Hotspots

Other Q4 2011 Highlights:

  • 101 Billion: Average daily spam/phishing emails sent
  • 209,000 Zombies: Daily Turnover
  • Streaming Media/Downloads: Most popular blog topic on user-generated content sites
  • Pharmacy Ads: Most popular spam topic (31.2% of all spam)
  • India: Country with the most zombies (23.5%)
  • Parked Domains: Website category most likely to contain malware

Report Overview

The last months of 2011 saw an increase in free-merchandise scams on Facebook. This trend report includes a study of Facebook attacks in 2011 revealing that many rely solely on social engineering while most ultimately lead victims to fraudulent affiliate marketing/survey sites.

In the fourth quarter of 2011 email attached malware levels dropped significantly from the billions of messages observed in Q3. These were replaced with numerous outbreaks of emails with malicious links. Most of these links led to compromised websites that were used to host malware scripts. Spam levels increased marginally in December but remained at a three year low.

Download the complete “Internet Threats Trend Report, January 2012″ for FREE now….

Mobile Device Configuration

Modern day business requirements have changed. The workforce is geographically dispersed yet it remains driven by immediate results. Employees demand smartphone access to their email, contacts, calendar and tasks. Is your IT department prepared to handle these new requirements?

Configuration methods for each mobile device can vary. To help you better understand what options are available to your organization, we have published a free whitepaper entitled “Mobile Device Configuration”. This guide will explain how the following list of devices connect with IMail Server:

  • Windows Mobile
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Blackberry
  • Android

To access this free whitepaper, simply click right here.

New Web Client: Themes

There are a lot of changes coming to the web client and today we’re going to provide a sneak peek at themes.   The following images provide a preview of several themes we will be releasing with the new version of IMail.

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