Open Source Alternatives to Microsoft Outlook and Exchange
NUREMBERG, Germany, December 2, 2009 – Open-Xchange, the leading provider of business-class open source collaboration software, announced today the availability of a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
The “Community OXtender for Thunderbird“ software connector gives users full access to appointments and contacts stored in the Open-Xchange Server and enables them to use Thunderbird as a rich PIM (Personal Information Management) client to access data online and offline. The software packages and documentation are available at www.open-xchange.com/oxpedia#ThunderbirdOXtender.
“Mozilla Thunderbird and Open-Xchange are a great open source alternative to Microsoft Outlook and Exchange,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. ”The availability of this OXtender lowers costs and will be attractive to educational institutions, public administrations, as well as businesses.”
The “Community OXtender for Thunderbird” is developed and maintained by Open-Xchange Business Partner Fusionworkx. For more information, visit the official “Community OXtender for Thunderbird” project page, www.thunderbird-oxtender.com.
The Thunderbird client software helps individuals manage their online interactions — whether e-mail, instant messaging, social networking messages, or other types of messages.
The Open-Xchange groupware resides on the server and provides e-mail, calendar, contact, document and task management in an integrated application. Open-Xchange makes communication easier and teamwork more efficient.
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premise versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider’s existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.
Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, visit www.open-xchange.com.