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Kerio MailServer 6.7 adds more Exchange-like features, GAL support

Monday, May 18, 2009

Kerio has released Kerio MailServer 6.7, a major update to the groupware server for multiple servers and client platforms. The new version adds global address list functionality that is similar to that in Microsoft Exchange Server. Other new features include a new tool for automatically configuring Entourage to work with Kerio, enhanced syncing with iCal and Address Book, push email, and an enhanced anti-spam gateway.

The new Kerio Global Access List (GAL) gives all employees a single company directory to find and manage user information, including job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses. The GAL works with a number of clients, including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Entourage on Macs, and Kerio Web Mail, as well as the iPhone and Windows Mobile phones. The Kerio MailServer GAL synchronize with Active Directory or Open Directory into the GAL, which can store the information.

The new auto-configuration can set up Entourage 2004 and 2008 through Kerio Web Mail. An integration page provides a script that downloads to the Mac and creates a user account in Entourage for use with Kerio MailServer. It works with Entourage.

Kerio MailServer 6.7 adds native support for the Apple iCal CalDAV. This enables iCal's private events to synchronize with Kerio MailServer while keeping them private. A user can then view private events from multiple computers or an iPhone. The new version also adds support for synching Address Book groups with Kerio Mailserver.

Kerio also added push email for mobile devices using Road Sync 4.0 from DataViz. This provides HTML email pushed from Kerio MailServer 6.7 to Nokia phones and other Symbian OS phones.

A Kerio representative said that version 6.7 increases the performance of the built-in anti spam filtering, as well as more accurate spam identification. Users can see the junk email folder to check for false positives, right in Entourage.

Last year, Kerio introduced a migration tool for moving data from Exchange Server into Kerio MailServer. The new version 6.7 adds a new tool, the Kerio IMAP Migration Tool for importing messages, folders, accounts and domains from any IMAP compliant server, including Mac OS X Server's mail service. You can choose the user you want to migrate. The Kerio IMAP Migration Tool runs on Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

Kerio MailServer 6.7 adds support for two more Linux server platforms, Ubuntu 8 and Debian 5.

Kerio MailServer is available for US $499 with ten users, or US $599 with integrated McAfee Anti-Virus.

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