Messaging Architects

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Messaging Architects
IndustryInternet, computer software
180 Peel Street, Suite 333
Montreal, Quebec
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Messaging Architects (MA) is a Canadian software company specializing in e-mail products. The flagship product is Netmail, an integrated email management platform.


Launched in March 1995 as ChronoFAX, the company was a distributor of computer-based fax solutions. ChronoFAX became Tobit Software North America as result of a partnership with a German company called Tobit that produced fax software for the Novell NetWare and GroupWise markets. When the three-and-a-half-year partnership with Tobit came to a close, the company again renamed itself, as Messaging Architects.

Messaging Architects initially provided add-ons for the Novell GroupWise messaging platform. Now the company offers an integrated email management platform called Netmail. Netmail consolidates the company's portfolio of email software solutions and includes: Netmail Secure (formerly GWGuardian and M+Guardian), Netmail Archive (formerly M+Archive), Netmail Search, Netmail Migrate (formerly Migrator), and Netmail Store (formerly M+SecureStore). The company also provides email platform migration services. Messaging Architects also has a highly skilled Professional Services Team with full Novell and Microsoft Exchange certification. Messaging Architects works with messaging platform providers to provide solutions for Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise, and Lotus Notes.

From late 2008 Mark Crispin, inventor of IMAP, worked at Messaging Architects[1] as a Senior Software Engineer, developing an entirely new IMAP server based upon a distributed mail store, and extending the MIX format.

Industry recognition[edit]

Messaging Architects' email security and email archiving solutions have been positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant reports. In 2009, M+Archive was positioned in the Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving.[2]

In 2009, M+Guardian was the only email security solution to achieve one Gold and two VBSpam Platinum Awards in Virus Bulletin's anti-spam certification.[3]


Messaging Architects also offers a range of remote and on-site services for managing email risk and the co-existence of different email platforms, including professional services, email migration services, email consulting, and email policy training.[4]


  1. ^ "IMAP's Inventor Joins Messaging Architects". Retrieved 2009-05-24.
  2. ^ "Included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Email Archiving for 3rd Consecutive Year". Messaging Architects. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  3. ^ Virus BTN, 2009-07-06.
  4. ^ Services, Messaging architects, archived from the original on February 17, 2011 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help).

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