Anonymous reader writes: "Small or home offices looking for free fully featured messaging servers can end their search now. International Messaging Associates (IMA) has released a three-user version of its Internet Exchange Messaging Server (IEMS) 5.1 for free. The software can be obtained from www.ima.com. Used in three-user version, the product does not require any registration.
The Internet Exchange Messaging Server (IEMS) 5.1 is a high-end, complete, standalone, open architecture messaging solution with components that can be run on a single machine or in a distributed environment. It is supported under Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT and major Linux distributions. IEMS is comprised of several easy-to-configure components that provide fast and reliable messaging delivery to and from the Internet. The three-user version includes all features of IEMS5.1 except anti-virus, anti-spam, BSMTP and Distribution Lists management modules.
The three-user version comes with features that were previously available only for enterprise grade messaging server software. It allows easy web administration. Its indexed message store is capable of storing large mailboxes without compromising access speed. It features a Mailsort that can forward or move messages to pre-selected mailboxes and folders based on rules defined by the administrator. It sports built-in POP3 and IMAP 4 servers, so it works with Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape, Pegasus, etc. Its Web-based Mail Client facilitates easy access from anywhere. POP3 or IMAP4 access to the mailbox may be protected by SSL encryption. Its Attachment Removal Filter module is a preprocessor plug-in capable of stripping messages of file attachments that are deemed to be undesirable, or potential virus carriers. IMA makes the Message Queue API publicly available for software engineers to develop additional preprocessor application modules such as archiving agents, content filters, gateway modules, and more.
"The most attractive proposition that most SOHOs and home users will find hard to resist will probably be the reduced cost of ownership, operations, and maintenance" IMA President Tim Kehres said. "To run the IEMS 3-user version, small offices only need to provision a fully qualified domain name. However, instead of using an expensive dedicated internet connection to maintain a static IP address, IEMS allows small organizations to make use of dynamic IP addresses through a dynamic DNS provider," he continued.
By subscribing to the services of a dynamic DNS provider, dynamic IP addresses are updated in real time providing a functionality close to the one offered by static addresses. IEMS features a dial-up scheduler that can be configured to automatically connect to the ISP at pre-determined times to retrieve the messages. This practically eliminates the need to maintain an expensive and dedicated Internet connection, and allows small organization to increase Internet productivity, manage computing resources, and minimize costs.
Among the dynamic DNS service providers that have partnered with IMA include TZO.com and DynIP Software of Canweb Internet Services Ltd. More information is available at http://www.ima.com/partners/service.html. We also welcome you to visit us at www.ima.com. "
November 2, 2001