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Bynari, Inc.
Email Software
Area served
ProductsInsight Family

Bynari is a company based in Dallas, developing server and email software mainly known for its Insight Family containing a cheap email server being able to use similar to a Microsoft Exchange Server with Outlook.[2]

Development of the products is a joint effort with various OEM partners.

Insight Family[edit]

Bynari's products support various email clients. Microsoft Outlook, Novell Evolution, and Mozilla Sunbird are used for groupware sharing with the current products.

Bynari’s products consist of:

Insight Server[edit]

Insight Server, formerly known as TradeXCH,[1] is mostly a suite of many open source applications using components of Cyrus IMAP,[7] Exim,[7] Postfix, Berkeley DB, OpenLDAP,[7] Apache,[7] and ProFTP.[7] Bynari has developed a web interface for administrating the different applications.[7]

It was the first commercial web server based on the open source software Kolab version 1.[8] A version based on Kolab 2 was canceled, because of Kolab's change of storing the data.[8] It also uses Spamassassin, Clamav, and AMaViS for security. It conforms to open standards: SyncML, GroupDAV, CalDAV, and WebDAV. The middleware products are developed by Bynari and provide groupware sharing with calendars, contacts, and tasks.

Insight Connector[edit]

The Insight Connector is a server which works like a Microsoft Exchange Server, but using IMAP and a Microsoft Outlook plugin.[1] The server also supports MAPI Message Store Provider and thus being able to edit and change the groupware-Data "live and online" using any IMAP server.[8] The server is also used by IBM serving over 4.600 companies.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b c von Hagen, Bill (15 March 2002). "Bynari Compatability [sic]: Linux Software Vendor Provides Exchange Emulation". LinuxPlanet. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  2. ^ Seltzer, Larry (27 August 2002). "Outlook is bleak for competition". ZDnet. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  3. ^ " - Insight Server...more than a Linux E mail Server". Archived from the original on 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  4. ^ " - Insight Connector for calendar sharing". Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  5. ^ " - Insight AddressBook: address book software". Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  6. ^ - Insight WebClient: web mail client Archived 2008-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b c d e f GrahammerFeilner, Thomas (2003). "Verständnisvoll" (in German). 3. Linux Magazin. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  8. ^ a b c Feilner, Markus (18 January 2008). "Bynari erstellt neuen Kolab-Konnector für Outlook" (in German). Linux Magazin. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  9. ^ "IBM bags 10 new Linux customers". ComputerWire. The Register. 12 August 2002. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  10. ^ Shankland, Stephen (7 August 2002). "Server sellers bang Linux drum". CNET. Retrieved 3 March 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Böttger, Christian (2003). "Es muss nicht immer Outlook sein". iX (in German). Heinz Heise. 4: 48–56.
  • Böttger, Christian (2010). "Groupware en miniature". iX (in German). Heinz Heise. 4: 74–80.

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