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Developer(s)MaiEnable Pty.
Initial release2001; 18 years ago (2001)
Stable release
10.20 / November 28, 2018; 9 months ago (2018-11-28)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeMail transfer agent

MailEnable is a Windows-based, commercial email server[1] distributed by MailEnable Pty. Ltd, an Australian-based software company which was established in 2002.[2]

MailEnable's features include support for IMAP, POP3 and SMTP email protocols with SSL/TLS support, list server,[3] anti-virus and anti-spam and webmail functionality.[4] Administration functions can be performed using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) or a web browser.[5]

Groupware and collaboration functionality are provided by the use of MAPI, CalDAV, CardDAV, SyncML and Exchange ActiveSync protocols.[6]

According to one survey in May 2016, MailEnable has the largest reported install base on the Windows platform, and ranked fourth all in the list of email servers visible on the internet behind exim, Postfix and Sendmail.[7]

Product editions[edit]

There are four editions of MailEnable;

  • Standard (Free, fully functional, POP and SMTP server[8][9] which also provides IMAP and webmail)[10]
  • Professional (Content filtering and antivirus)[11][12]
  • Enterprise (Collaboration/sharing, database and clustering)[13]
  • Enterprise Premium (Mobile web administration and unlimited Outlook Client/MAPI connections)[6]


Control panel support[edit]

MailEnable Standard Edition is installed by default with Plesk Control Panel.[14][15]

Other supported control panel software includes Hosting Controller,[16] Ensim[17] and WebsitePanel.[18]


MailEnable integrates with the following content filtering providers;

  • MxScan - anti-spam and anti-virus filtering solution[19]
  • MagicSpam - anti-spam solution[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MailEnable Alternatives and Similar Software -". AlternativeTo. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  2. ^ "Mailenable Pty. Ltd. - ABN, ACN, Business names, Former names". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  3. ^ "Mailing List overview - Plesk for Windows with Mail Enable". 3Essentials Hosting. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  4. ^ Wilson, Mac (2015-10-24). "Most Popular Webmail Clients | Squirrel Mail | Horde Mail | RoundCube Mail". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  5. ^ "How to setup web admin email account from MailEnable". Web Hosting Technical Support Discussion Forum. AccuWeb Hosting. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  6. ^ a b Marculescu, Ana. "MailEnable Enterprise Premium". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  7. ^ "Mail (MX) Server Survey". Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  8. ^ Faulkner, Jason (2010-10-19). "How to Build a Self Contained Email Environment".
  9. ^ Puha, Olivian. "MailEnable Standard". Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  10. ^ "Windows Mail Hosting | Liquid Web". Liquid Web Inc. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  11. ^ "MailEnable Pty MailEnable Professional Edition Reviews, Price Quotes, Problems, Support | Reviews | Spiceworks". Spiceworks Inc. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  12. ^ "Netcetera :: Web Hosting, Dedicated Servers, eCommerce and Domain Name Registration". Netcetera Ltd. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  13. ^ Chirila, Alexandru. "MailEnable Enterprise Edition". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  14. ^ "Administrator's Guide, Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5". Parallels. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  15. ^ "How do I patch MailEnable on my Windows Parallels Plesk Panel server? | VPS & Dedicated Servers (Hosting Control Center) - GoDaddy Help". GoDaddy. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  16. ^ "Hosting Controller Supported Software - Hosting Control Panel for Windows and Linux | Web Hosting Automation Software| Windows & Linux Hosting Control Panel". Hosting Controller Inc. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  17. ^ "Ensim Control Panel". Technetex Canada. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  18. ^ "Websitepanel and Mailenable". Microsoft Developer Network. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  19. ^ "AntiSpam & AntiVirus Solution for MailEnable - SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Message Sniffer". Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  20. ^ "MailEnable Anti-Spam Protection Plugin | MagicSpam". LinuxMagic Inc. Retrieved 2016-06-02.