Top 12 Email Servers
Last updated: April 10, 2021
Microsoft Exchange Server is the server side of a client–server, collaborative application product developed by Microsoft. Exchange's major features consist of electronic mail, calendaring, contacts and tasks; support for mobile and web-based access to information; and support for data storage.
Zimbra Collaboration Server is an email and calendar server plus much more; think about it like a next-generation Microsoft Exchange server. In addition to email and calendar, it provides file sharing, tasks, contacts, social media, document management and simplified administrative controls all in an award winning webmail user interface built with the latest AJAX web technology. ZCS also provides mobility and syncs to desktop client applications; the server is deployed on commodity Linux and Mac server hardware.
MDaemon is a private secure Email Server software for the SMB market. lexible email management, security and collaboration features for on-premises, virtual, or hosted server deployments.
Secure hosted email with custom domain. Shared calendars, chat, storage, documents & apps. The only solution integrated and working together in one screen.
SmarterMail offers all of the same features as Microsoft Exchange, but at a FRACTION of the cost. Unlike Exchange, features like audio and video group chat, and Team Workspaces for team meetings and group collaboration are included at no extra charge.
hMailServer is a free, open source, e-mail server for Microsoft Windows. It's used by Internet service providers, companies, governments, schools and enthusiasts in all parts of the world.
Kerio Connect is a commercial mail and groupware server that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Its features include encrypted access using SSL, anti-virus and anti-spam protection, native over-the-air handheld synchronization, webmail interface, connector for Microsoft Outlook and groupware features.
Mail server software, calendaring & collaboration. Self hosted, all-in-one email server built for speed & security. Runs on Linux, Windows & Docker.
Open Source Mail Server Solution. The right way to build your mail server with open source softwares. Works on Red Hat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, OpenBSD.
HLC Notes (formerly IBM Lotus Notes) is email software that gives teams access to email, calendar and contact management capabilities, and seamlessly integrates other collaboration tools and Domino business applications.
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Micro Focus GroupWise (formerly Novell GroupWise) gives you a wide range of collaborative tools to create a truly "plugged in" work environment. You can easily customize different Home Views or "personal productivity dashboards", bringing together the tools and Web applications you interact with most for any given aspect of your job. From e-mails from your boss, to your daily appointments, to your RSS feeds, to team workspaces, you can grab what matters most and put it front and center.
Oracle Beehive provides an integrated set of communication and collaboration services built on a single scalable, secure, enterprise-class platform. Beehive allows users to access their collaborative information through familiar tools while enabling IT to consolidate infrastructure and implement a centrally managed, secure, and compliant collaboration environment built on Oracle technology.
Latest news about Email Servers
2019. Email collaboration software Zimbra added own document editors
Zimbra Network Edition now features integrated feature-rich office productivity suite - Zimbra Docs. It's free and you don't need MS Office license. You can now create and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations right in Zimbra. Zimbra Docs supports the most popular document formats (xls, doc, and ppt and more). The apps are called: Zimbra Writer (document editor), Zimbra Calc (spreadsheets), Zimbra Impress (presentations) and Zimbra Briefcase (for converting and sharing files). The heart of the service is Zimbra Docs server that must be installed on one or more dedicated nodes running RHEL 7 / CentOS 7, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Besides own built-in office, Zimbra features LibreOffice integration, that is also free.
2018. IBM sold Lotus Notes/Domino, Websphere Portal and other software to HCL
IBM is selling its legendary enterprise collaboration software Lotus Notes to Indian firm HCL for $1.8 billion. These products were a big part of IBM’s enterprise business for a long time, but last year Big Blue began to pull away, selling the development part to HCL, while maintaining control of sales and marketing. With the development of the platform out of its control, and in need of cash after spending $34 billion for Red Hat, perhaps IBM simply decided it no longer made sense to keep any part of this in-house. As for HCL, it sees an opportunity to continue to build the Notes/Domino business, and it’s seizing it with this purchase. HCL is far more interested in Notes/Domino than IBM has been for a decade. They are investing heavily, trying to rejuvenate the brand. Notes and Domino are still in use in many corners of the enterprise, and this is especially true in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). This move makes sense for IBM, which is moving in a different direction as it develops its cloud business. The Red Hat acquisition in October, in particular, shows that the company wants to embrace private and hybrid cloud deployments, and older software like Lotus Notes and Domino don’t really play a role in that world.
2015. Synacor acquired Zimbra
The open-source based email and messaging software provider Zimbra has been acquired by Synacor for $24.5 million. Synacor calls itself the multiscreen technology and monetization partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers and enterprises. Synacor officials said they will continue the open source version of Zimbra and provide technical support for Zimbra's Open Source Edition (OSE) through its VAR partners. Zimbra has already been acquired by Telligent, VMWare and Yahoo. The buy follows the news earlier this week that Verint acquired Telligent (Zimbra Social) from Zimbra.