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Exchange-level Mail Server Software

SmarterMail delivers Microsoft Exchange-level email server software and instant messaging for a fraction of the cost of Exchange. With lower hardware requirements, superior stability and reduced maintenance costs, SmarterMail has significantly lower TCO and is the best-in-class Microsoft Exchange alternative for businesses, hosting companies and ISPs.

SmarterMail Edition Explanation

Professional Edition vs. Enterprise Edition

SmarterMail Professional Edition has all of the features required to host a fully-functional mail server. SmarterMail Enterprise Edition offers additional features, including:

  • Failover functionality
  • Ability to mark a domain as hosted externally
  • Remote wiping of mobile devices
  • Support for auto-discovery
  • Scheduling Assistant support in Outlook for Mac (and future Outlook versions that support EWS)
  • Advanced collaboration: shared calendars, contacts, tasks and notes
  • LDAP support
  • Message prioritization and throttling
  • Active directory authentication
  • Email and chat archiving for SOX, HIPAA or other regulatory requirements
  • Over-the-air synchronization for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows Phones
  • Two-way synchronization for Microsoft Outlook
  • Mailing list management functions
  • Custom and emailed reports
  • The ability to purchase and integrate one, or all, of the following licensed add-ons:
    • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for mobile and desktop (Outlook 13) synchronization
    • Microsoft Exchange Web Services for Apple desktop client synchronization (Outlook 11 for Mac, Apple Mail)

SmarterMail Free

SmarterMail Free contains much of the same functionality as SmarterMail Enterprise, but is limited to one domain with up to 10 users. This is to give you an opportunity to try all of the features out before making a decision on what product to purchase.

SmarterMail Edition Comparison

You can also refer to the following edition comparison chart for more information about each edition.

Features 1Free Pro Enterprise
Migration and Converters
Mail server converters for a wide variety of competitors
Mailbox migration for email, calendar, contacts and tasks
Automation (Web Services/SOAP)
Compatible with wide variety of control panel companies
Add/edit domains and users
Add/edit calendars, tasks and notes
Add/edit RSS feeds
Retrieve user and domain statistics via Web services2
SyncML support  
Exchange ActiveSync support     Add-on
CalDAV and CardDAV support  
Exchange Web Services support     Add-on
Outlook Scheduling Assistant support (requires Exchange Web Services add-on)  
Microsoft Outlook 2007 and higher (2-way) synchronization  
Microsoft Outlook 2000 and higher synchronization  
Mozilla Thunderbird and Lightning synchronization  
Webmail reminders system
Webmail availability of attendees
Webmail personal contacts
Webmail personal calendars, tasks and notes
Shared calendars, contacts, tasks and notes  
Instant Messaging
Instant messaging server  
Search, view and print archived chats  
Compatible with XMPP-supported chat clients  
Mail Server Protocols
Message retrieval via POP and IMAP
Antispam Measures
Message Sniffer   Add-on Add-on
Cyren Premium Antispam   Add-on Add-on
Incoming and outbound spam checking
Spam quarantine (outgoing messages only)
Spam checking on POP3 message retrieval
Outgoing spammer detection and limiting
SpamAssassin-based Pattern Matching Engine
Support for distributed SpamAssassin servers (Linux or Windows)
SPF record checking
RBL listing detection
Bayesian filtering
Reverse DNS checking
Greylisting (based on IP, sender location, spam weight, etc.)
DomainKeys and DKIM
Configurable spam weights for system, domain and users
Configurable spam headers
Trusted senders
Requiring SMTP authentication for outgoing messages
Support for Declude
Cyren Zero-hour Antivirus   Add-on Add-on
Out-of-the-box ClamAV
Support for third-party real-time antivirus solutions
Support for third-party command-line antivirus solutions
Support for a remote ClamAV server (Linux or Windows)
Virus quarantine (outgoing messages only)
Security/Attack Prevention
Incoming and outgoing TLS
Incoming and outgoing SSL
Active Directory Authentication (ADX)  
Optional alternate SMTP port
SMTP authentication by domain
Restrict administrator access via IP
Brute force detection for Webmail
Manual and automatic IP whitelisting/blacklisting
Automatic harvest attack prevention
Automatic denial of service prevention
Malicious script filtering in webmail
Throttle user and domain activity  
Throttle incoming bounces to prevent saturation  
Real-time performance dashboards (traffic stats)
Basic reports (disk usage, file storage, etc.)
Advanced summary/trend reports (connections, traffic, spam, virus, etc.)
Data drill down for summary reports
Define custom reports  
Scheduled and on-demand email reports  
Reporting statistics exposed as PerfMon counters  
Export reports to CSV and tab formats
Events and Notifications
Event-driven architecture
Notification profiles
Configurable system, domain and user events
Assign actions to events (e.g. command-line, notifications, etc.)
Default notification to all users when disk quotas are reached
Message Archiving
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance3  
Enable message archiving by domain  
Messages .ZIP compressed to reduce space necessary  
Search, view and print archived messages  
Messages stored in .EML format  
Mark a domain as hosted externally  
Remote wipe of mobile devices (requires Exchange ActiveSync add-on)    
Support for auto-discovery (requires Exchange ActiveSync add-on)    
Failover functionality    
Administration from a Web browser
Custom skinning
White labeling
Multiple system administrator accounts
Review and download log files from interface
Users can be limited to specific protocols (IMAP, POP, SMTP)
Mass propagation of settings for domains/users
Mass messaging to some or all users and domain administrators
Prioritize SMTP based on message type, domain or user  
Spool functionality that allows third-party integration
Configurable outbound SMTP IP addresses
Multiple spools (smart spooling)
Manage all connections
Manage current blocks
Immediate blacklisting of connections and sessions
Configurable user password strength requirements
Configurable user settings by domain
Configurable logging for all protocols
Password compliance reporting and enforcement
Folder auto-clean to enforce user quotas
Domain-wide and system-wide footers
SmarterMail search indexing
Web Interface (Webmail)
Multi-language compatible
Optimized AJAX controls provide desktop application performance
Compatible with most tablets (iPad, Nexus 7, etc.)
Preview message attachments
New message notifications from anywhere in interface
Thumbnails for image file attachments
Download all attachments as .ZIP
Upload attachments in the background
File storage
Automatic save as draft
Click-to-map, click-to-call and click-to-mail functionality
Follow-up flagging
Linked emails and tasks
Advanced content filtering
Advanced spam filtering rules
User-level auto-clean
Spell-check in 17 languages
Email address auto-complete similar to Microsoft Outlook
Import and export contacts
Support for user and domain aliases
Multiple signatures support
Multiple identity/SMTP support
Mobile Smartphone Interface
Low bandwidth interface for Smartphones (iPhone, Android, etc.)  �  �
Maling Lists
Bounce detection
Automatic removal of subscribers on bounces
Optional double opt-in
Subscriber custom fields
Friendly unsubscribe links in messages
Common subscriber database for all mailing lists
Merge variables and custom fields into messages (mail merge)
Toggle auto-generated response to mailing list commands
Enhanced mailing list compose with attachments
Customized command messages
Mail logging per subscriber
Message prioritization of mailing list  
Throttling of mailing lists  
Use as SmartHost or incoming gateway
Use as backup MX server
Use as outgoing gateway
User authentication and SSL/TLS support for outgoing gateways
Gateway authentication with other SmarterMail servers
Gateway can have domain exceptions
Spam checking available on gateways
Greylisting available on gateways

1SmarterMail Free contains much of the same functionality as SmarterMail Enterprise, but is limited to one domain with up to 10 users. This is to give you an opportunity to try all of the features out before making a decision on what product to purchase.

2For more information about using Web services with SmarterMail, see Automation with Web Services.

3Consult your compliance professional to determine applicability to your organization.

For further assistance choosing the right edition, please contact Connetrix at 1-516-576-3300 and more information can be found on the SmarterTools website.

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