|Stable release||8.4 / December 3, 2014|
|Operating system||Windows, OS X, Linux|
|Platform||Personal computers, virtual appliances|
|License||Commercial proprietary software|
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.
Administration is by a web browser.
Messages are stored on the server as individual files with separate index files. This contrasts with systems such as Microsoft Exchange which use a database to store messages.
Third Party Apps
Responder for Kerio Connect is a third party app for iOS devices made as a value-add for Kerio Connect users.
Billing module for Kerio Connect and WHMCS by R1apps is a third party plugin for WHMCS for selling and provisioning email account on a Kerio Connect server or a Kerio's Cloud service.
Email Phoenix for Kerio Connect is a third party service or application for replicating a Kerio Connect server.
Native support for full groupware features exists for these clients:
- Kerio Connect Client (formerly known as Webmail) (Web-based email with Ajax), which works with recent versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome
- Microsoft Outlook by using Kerio Outlook Connector (both online and offline)
- Microsoft Windows 8 Mail, Contacts and Calendar via ActiveSync
- Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and Apple Mail on Mac OS X
- Mobile devices Apple iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm Treo, Symbian and BlackBerry using over-the-air synchronization
- Windows Calendar on Windows Vista
- CalDAV and CardDAV support for software, such as Mozilla Sunbird, and newer versions of Apple iCal and Apple Address Book application.
- Support for older versions of Apple iCal and Address Book prior to Mac OS X 10.5 is provide via the Kerio Sync Connector software.
- All standard mail clients (ActiveSync, WebDAV, IMAP, SMTP, POP3)
- Kerio WebMail Mini (Web-based email without Ajax, which works with a wider range of web browsers)
- Kerio WebMail on mobile devices
Kerio Connect Hosting (SaaS)
|Version||Release date||Significant changes|
|5.0||November 19, 2001||initial release|
|5.1||April 12, 2002|
|5.5||November 26, 2002||Active Directory integration|
|5.6||March 25, 2003||Open Directory integration|
|5.7||September 26, 2003||fax plugin|
|6.0||July 22, 2004||groupware features (shared calendar, contacts, tasks, etc.), MS Outlook integration using Kerio Outlook Connector, new re-vamped WebMail, new SpamAssassin engine, learning Bayesian filter, new backup and recovery, migration tool from MS Exchange, SMTP routing for multi-location deployments, new non-commercial blacklists|
|6.1||July 18, 2005||WebMail mini, support for Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger), Kerio Synchronization Plug-in for Outlook, contact synchronization with Apple Address Book, support for Apple iCal, improved and enhanced anti-spam filtering, Sender Policy Framework, HTML editor in new mail composer in WebMail, free/busy dialog in WebMail, Web Administration interface for domain administration|
|6.1.2||December 15, 2005||Added support for Entourage 2004 SP2 (11.2.1)|
|6.2||July 18, 2006||Two-level spam rating, Distribution lists, Sticky Notes, antivirus plug-in for Clam AntiVirus, universal binaries on Mac OS X, visual marker to WebMail drag'n'drop|
|6.3||November 7, 2006||Over-the-air synchronization with Microsoft mobile devices via ActiveSync|
|6.4||May 15, 2007||Support for Windows Vista and Outlook 2007, Windows Calendar synchronization, more ActiveSync devices, iSync connector, BlackBerry support via NotifyLink, DataViz's RoadSync client|
|6.4.1||July 24, 2007||Added synchronization with iPhone|
|6.4.1||August 7, 2007||Kerio MailServer virtual appliance|
|6.4.2||November 27, 2007||Support for Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) and Safari 3|
|6.5||February 19, 2008||Kerio Outlook Connector with offline mode. CalDAV support.|
|6.5.1||May 12, 2008||Support for Windows Server 2008.|
|6.5.2||July 15, 2008||Support for iPhone 3G and 2.0.|
|6.6||October 21, 2008||New Web Administration, better iPhone support, ActiveSync 12, tool for massive Outlook Connector deployment, enhanced iCal integration, ability to auto delete old mails, resource scheduling, support for CentOS and Firefox 3.|
|6.7||May 12, 2009||Global Address Book, IMAP migration tool, support for Ubuntu and Debian.|
|6.7.2||September 24, 2009||Support for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.|
|Version||Release date||Significant changes|
|7.0||February 9, 2010||Distributed Domains, CardDAV, full web-based administration, ESMTP message submission, support for Nexus One, Palm Pre, HTC Hero and DROID|
|7.0.1||April 7, 2010||Support for Nokia N900|
|7.0.2||June 10, 2010||Outlook 2010 support|
|7.1||August 3, 2010||Native support for BlackBerry Enterprise server, public/shared folders on mobile devices, new Sophos antivirus, new retention policy, Safari 5 support|
|7.1.1||September 15, 2010||Support for HTC Desire and HTC Bravo mobile devices|
|7.1.2||October 25, 2010||Support for IMAP accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2011 Mac|
|7.2||May 24, 2011||Full Support for Microsoft Outlook 2011 Mac, Calendar scheduling enhancements|
|7.3||November 8, 2011||Schedule Out of office replies, Official Support for iOS 5, Support for Microsoft's Auto Discovery service, Global Address List synchronization populates public contacts with SSL public key and photo from directory service|
|7.3.1||December 8, 2011||Support for Windows Phone 7.5|
|7.4||May 2, 2012||User access policy, Full web administration on iPad, Improved antispam, official support for iOS 5.1.x|
|7.4.1||May 15, 2012||Added support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS|
|7.4.2||July 11, 2012||Support for Mountain Lion OSX 10.8|
|7.4.3||August 22, 2012||Added support for iOS 6|
|8||December 4, 2012||New features: Kerio Connect Client, Kerio Greylisting Service, SMTP security features|
|8.0.1||February 19, 2013||New features: Added support for Windows Phone 8, added option for PCI DSS compliance|
|8.0.2||March 21, 2013||Fix release|
|8.1||April 30, 2013||native 64-bit support, InstantMessage Server, support for Outlook 2013 Click-to-run edition, EOL of Blackberry Connector, Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) becomes a paid extension|
|8.1.1||June 23, 2013||Added support for Debian 7.0 "Wheezy", Support for Sony Xperia Z|
|8.1.2||July 1, 2013||Improved performance of shared calendars' synchronization over CalDAV, fixed problem with synchronization of VCard changes in Instant Messaging server, more efficient conversion of attached messages sent via Exchange Web Services.|
|8.1.3||August 15, 2013||Added support for Microsoft Office 2010 SP2, fixes issue with disappearing public calendars in iCal/Calendar|
|8.2||October 8, 2013||Added compatibility for iOS 7, added delegation support, added support for multi-user/group chat in Instant Messaging, added Sender Anti-Spoofing security feature, added DKIM, added password policy|
|8.2.1||November 11, 2013||Auto-configuration tool is now compatible with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Accepting invites via Exchange ActiveSync is now reflecting in Kerio Connect client, Order of subscribed shared calendars in Apple iCal/Calendar list is now preserved, several other fixes|
|8.2.2||December 17, 2013||Added support for default event alarms in Apple Calendar on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Added support for Microsoft Windows 2012 R2, several bugfixes|
|8.2.3||March 17, 2014||Open Directory user authentication uses Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), Improved stability of Kerio Connect, Memory consumption has been optimized, Apple Contacts could display shared contacts instead of personal contacts, Mac Autoconfig Tool could not install configuration profile on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)|
|8.2.4||April 9, 2014||Addressing the "Heartbleed" OpenSSL problem|
|8.3||May 20, 2014||Support for digitally signed and encrypted messages (S/MIME) in Kerio Connect client (Webmail), Creating domain footers with automatic user and company details, Managing Exchange ActiveSync devices from Kerio Connect client, multiple accounts into a single profile of Kerio Outlook Connector (Offline Edition) in Microsoft Outlook, dropped support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard|
|8.3.1||June 23, 2014||Added: support for certificates with multiple email addresses, support for certificates where email(s) are defined in the subject alternative name field; Fixed:OpenSSL library upgraded to version 1.0.1h to fix a SSL/TLS man-in-the-middle vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224),IM service failed to start if mail archive folder did not exist, Weak SSL ciphers were disabled for IM service, Fixed several Exchange ActiveSync stability issues, Plain text e-mails with certain invalid character encodings were generating a lot of Exchange ActiveSync errors into the server error log, Some e-mails signed in Kerio Connect client were corrupted in MS Outlook 2013, Plain text messages were displayed in a single line on some mobile devices, The attachment filter might work incorrectly in some cases, Apple Mail sometimes displayed an error dialog when deleting e-mails in IMAP account, CalDAV SSL connection was incorrectly configured with Account Assistant on Mac OS X 10.9.3.|
|8.3.2||August 11, 2014||Added: Delegators can choose whether they want to share their INBOX folder now, Cross-domain sharing is again possible in this version, Number of connections to directory servers has been significantly reduced, There is no limit for the number of domains mapped from directory server(s) any more, Microsoft ActiveSync protocol implementation has been improved. Fixed: Read flag was sometimes displayed incorrectly, minor issue in CalDAV, Fixed a bug in Microsoft ActiveSync push notification implementation, Fixed several stability issues.|
|8.3.3||October 16, 2014||Support for Apple Mac OS X Yosemite, S/MIME encryption for iOS8 profiles.|
|8.3.4||October 23, 2014||OpenSSL library upgraded to version 1.0.1j to prevent MITM protocol downgrade to insecure SSL 3.0 protocol (CVE-2014-3566 "POODLE")|
|8.3.4 patch 1||October 24, 2014||Fixed an issue with failing outbound secure connections.|
|8.4||December 3, 2014||primary changes in the Kerio Connect Client (aka Webmail 2)|
- PC Pro Magazine review of Kerio MailServer 6
- PC Magazine review of Kerio MailServer 6
- IT Reviews award for Kerio MailServer 6.6
- PC Magazine review of Kerio MailServer 6.7
- Kerio MailServer is now Kerio Connect!
- Release History
- Kerio Hosting Providers
- kerio publisher 2.0. "Kerio Technologies Inc. | Kerio MailServer 5 | Release History". Archived from the original on 2005-02-04. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
- "Connect Release History". Kerio. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
- Official homepage
- Analysis of the data structures and directory layout
- Kerio Connect at sysops.tv
- Kerio Connect and Kerio Workspace at apfeltalk.tv
- How to build ClamAV Antivirus Plug-in for Kerio Connect 8
- Spence, N. (2012). "Quality alternative to Microsoft Exchange adds Apple iPad support". MacWorld.