atmail

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atmail cloud based and on premises email messaging
Atmail cloud logo.jpg
Developer(s) atmail
Operating system Linux, CentOS
Type Webmail Mail server ActiveSync
License Commercial with source
Website www.atmail.com

atmail is a commercial Linux messaging platform provider. The company was founded in 2001, and is headquartered 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 referred to as atmail instead of the original name '@Mail'. It was initially developed in Perl, later in PHP using the Zend Framework. On May 19, 2008, a free version of the atmail webmail client was released. It is a lightweight, webmail-only version of the commercial application and is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.[1]

History[edit]

1998[edit]

atmail was one of the first commercial webmail products available at the time providing an alternative to desktop clients which required installation and lengthy account setup when needing to check email from a different computer.

2001[edit]

atmail 2.X was released.

2002[edit]

New logo for the company and release of the third version of the software.

2004[edit]

Version 4.X was unveiled and a fresh logo appeared that would stay until 2007.

2006[edit]

atmail launched the appliance range with a plug’n play server.

2007[edit]

atmail 5.X using php was shipped.

2008[edit]

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.

2009[edit]

The Kurrajong, NSW office was fitted with a 1 kW solar panel array. Atmail released the new 6.X version which is a complete rewrite of the software based on the Zend and jQuery platform.

2010[edit]

The flagship atmail 6.20 version was released with support for Exchange ActiveSync.

2011[edit]

A second office in Peregian Beach was open to give the dev team more space.

2012[edit]

Opening of the U.S. office in Santa Monica, California.

2014[edit]

Atmail unveil their new branding and website.

References[edit]

[2] [3]

  1. ^ Hoover, Lisa (2008-05-19). "atMail Open provides scalable, customizable webmail". Linux.com. 
  2. ^ atmail company page atmail.com/company May 2017
  3. ^ atmail founder now chief techie (Sunshine Coast Daily 13-05- 2014)[1]

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