|Operating system||Linux, CentOS|
|Type||Webmail Mail server ActiveSync|
|License||Commercial with source|
atmail is a commercial Linux messaging platform provider. The company was founded in 2001, counts 25 employees and has its company headquarters located in Peregian Beach, Australia. The company develops webmail, mail-server and groupware solutions built for Linux and other Unix operating systems, and includes the source code under a commercial license.
Originally developed in 1998, the software is now more commonly referred to as atmail instead of the original name '@Mail'. Initially developed in Perl, atmail is now offered in PHP using the Zend Framework for ease-of-customization by a larger number of developers.
- May 19, 2008 a free version of the atmail webmail client was made available. Named AtMail Open, it is a lightweight, webmail-only version of the commercial application and is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.
- mid-2009 the Kurrajong, NSW office was fitted with a 1 kW solar pannel array.
- July 17, 2009 atmail released the new 6.X version which is a complete rewrite of the software based on the Zend and jQuery platform.
- Sept 8 2010 – The flagship atmail 6.20 version was released with support for Exchange ActiveSync
- mid-2011 – atmail started a free public WiFi network covering the Peregian Beach village shopping area. Stickers around the local businesses advertise its coverage. Open-Mesh is used to manage bandwidth. SSID: Peregian Free Wifi
- early 2012 – The atmail Peregian Beach Head office was also fitted out with 57 solar panels on the roof capable of 10 kW. As of May 2012, the office was only using 5% of the power generated with the rest returned to the Queensland power grid.
- Nov 2012 – Australia VC fund, Starfish Ventures invest $2M USD. John Dyson & Anthony Glenning join atmail board
- Dec 2012 – atmail released atmail 7.
Due to atmail's Australian foundation and head office location many clients are also from Australia. Due to growing US demand, atmail now has a presence in America. Some of these business include:
- Fortis (finance)
- Media Temple
- National Guard of the United States
- Orion Health
- SingTel Optus
- United States Department of Energy
- Virgin Atlantic Airways
The use of atmail by these business may or may not be public. It's often easy to tell when a public system is based on atmail due to the design of the login page.
The software serves three main functions:
atmail email server - Leverages open source projects such as Dovecot, Exim and MySQL on the backend to provide a comprehensive mailserver solution with management via an easy to use 'Webadmin' control panel. Support for IMAP/POP3/SSL/SMTP/TLS
atmail groupware - Provides a complete CalDAV web-based client, and CalDAV server based on the Apple Calendar server project. Support for shared calendars, delegation, Outlook sync, and all the features available in CalDAV 3.x.
atmail appliance - was atmail's Plug and Play solution for an enterprise email solution. atmail with an external server builder had created a custom specced server optimized for running the pre-installed atmail email server software. The servers came in a variety of sizes based on number of system users. The server hardware was branded with atmail's design and the delivery box included a printed setup guide, restore software on a bootable USB thumb drive and a T-Shirt. CentOS is used as the Operating System.
"ArchiveVault" - was built to help many large businesses adhere to increasing regulations for logging of all email communications. This capture and store system is built with search & filtering tools to make retrieval of email evidence easier when putting together a case.
atmail cloud - in 2012 atmail soft launched a Cloud computing based offering to compete against other cloud business offerings like Google Apps & Microsoft 360. Marketing is aimed at targeting small and medium businesses in the graphic design & web design segment looking to resell email, contacts & calendaring to their own customers. atmail cloud is built on atmail server with a control panel to allow an administrator access to set-up functions and usage and payment stats.
atmail utilizes the following technology:
- Exchange ActiveSync
- Zend on PHP
- Comparison of mail servers
- List of mail servers
- Message transfer agent
- Hoover, Lisa (2008-05-19). "AtMail Open provides scalable, customizable webmail". Linux.com.
- "Kurrajong office goes Solar". Atmail Communications Blog. atmail.
- "Atmail 6.2 Released with ActiveSync Push Support and New CalDAV Features". PRWeb. 2010-08-09.