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|Stable release||8.2.0 / November, 2014|
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|License||Closed source / Demoware / Limited freeware|
Axigen, marketed as AXIGEN, is a mail server with groupware and collaboration functionalities. It supports SMTP, IMAP, POP3 and webmail services, and includes features such as an integrated mailing list server, Antivirus and Antispam integration options, and various mobile capabilities including mobile-friendly webmail, Exchange ActiveSync and BlackBerry support.
Development of Axigen Mail Server began in 2003 by GeCAD Technologies, a Romanian company established in 2001 and part of the GECAD Group. It was initially launched in September 2005. In 2012 the Axigen product and technology was spun-off to new company Axigen Messaging, along with the original development team. In January 2014, Axigen Messaging was sold to an investor group affiliated with Romanian I.T. services company Modulo Consulting.
Axigen comes in three product editions, a free edition for small office/home offices and two commercial editions: Service Provider Edition – dedicated to Service Providers of all sizes and Business Editions - dedicated to collaborative businesses and SMBs.
Axigen's groupware functionalities and personal organizer (Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Journal) are available from both its webmail interface and email client Outlook. Axigen also provides a mobile webmail Interface for phones supporting the XHTML standard.
Axigen is available for numerous Unix or Unix-like platforms including Solaris, FreeBSD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS, SLES/openSUSE, Debian and Ubuntu, as well as Windows Server operating systems. Axigen supports various hi-reliability clustering environments and addresses automation requirements of system administrators via an additional CLI (Command Line Interface).
Axigen has received a variety of positive reviews in the technology press over the years, including 2007 Communications Server of the Year from Jupiter Media. (besting Zimbra that year)
ServerWatch in 2007 called its admin interface at the time "...comprehensive and clean but somewhat obtuse..." but also described it as "very easy to set up and get running" and "Axigen Mail Server delivers a comprehensive, turnkey mail server..."
PCPro UK wrote in 2008: "A capable and scalable mail server that's easy to set up and use."
Softpedia in their 2009 review rated Axigen 4 on a scale of 5 and called it "Yet another great product from a company worthy of its reputation."
ServerWatch again reviewed Axigen in 2009 and wrote: "It's straightforward to administer..." and "Overall, Axigen looks like a good, easy-to-use option if you want a full-featured email server for your business."
Hakin9 in 2009 praised Axigen unreservedly: "The Axigen Mail Server performance is outstanding. The installation is clear, concise and allows you to get up and running with a minimum of fuss. Axigen ships with intuitive defaults. [...] Axigen is a great, straightforward email solution. The web interfaces are well thought out and I believe you will feel comfortable with the interface quickly."
Linux Journal said in 2010: "...you certainly could get most of what Axigen provides by assembling the right combination of FOSS products, but it's doubtful that the end result would be as professional-looking or consistent as the Axigen Mail Server. And, it almost goes without saying that you'd never get it all up and working as quickly as you can install Axigen and get it going. So, if you're willing to consider closed-source, non-free software, and you need an e-mail server that includes Web mail access for your users, give Axigen a look."
Axigen has posted a roadmap for Axigen's development in 2015, starting with "Axigen iX" expected in Q2, and "Axigen X" expected in Q4, with a number of new and/or upgraded features.
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