to 24 X 7 Support as IEMS 5 Official Release Nears
Hong Kong, May 29,2001. Everything seems
to be going on high gear as messaging software developer International
Messaging Associates (IMA) shifts to 24x7 support in anticipation
of growing customer technical requirements brought about by the
forthcoming official release of its Internet Exchange Messaging
Server (IEMS 5).
IEMS 5, now available as a public beta (build 18)
is available for both the Linux and Windows operating systems. Since
the launching of it first public beta in March, visits and downloads
to its website has grown by 300 percent within the last two months
while the number of beta participants has grown three-fold.
To a certain extent, the vacuum created by the
developments in the back-end messaging software sector has also
contributed to the interest being generated by IEMS 5. Lotus has
previously announced withdrawal of further development and support
for cc:Mail. This system has a user base of close to 17 million,
according to IDG. Late last year, Hewlett Packard disclosed that
it is also abandoning further development of its OpenMail messaging
system. IEMS 5 hopes to give users of these orphaned systems an
alternative messaging solution that will respond to their needs.
Though no major technical glitches are expected
during release, IMA intends to complement its products with even
better service. The provision of advanced messaging services to
a site’s end users continues to be a mission critical service, with
assured up time being an absolute necessity. IEMS 5 sites are assured
of not only the best messaging solution, but also that competent
messaging specialists are just a toll free call away - on hand should
unexpected problems occur – at all times.
IMA technical support staff provide full time support
for both pre- and post-sales customers. This assists new installations
in rolling out some of IEMS 5’s advanced features. An example is
distributed processing support. Running different software components
across several networked machines efficiently distributes computing
capacity and resources resulting in a more flexible processing of
required tasks. IEMS 5’s Message Store provides a dedicated mail
repository by which users can conveniently access their e-mail using
any POP3 and/or IMAP4 capable clients such as Outlook Express, Eudora,
Pegasus, Netscape among others. Users can also access their e-mail
remotely using any web browser through IEMS 5’s Web Mail Client.
IEMS 5 can co-exist with proprietary messaging systems through its
connectors. Other significant features include virus scanning, spam
control, and distribution list management.
One year unlimited support comes standard with
every new copy of IEMS 5. Additional information on IEMS 5 and IMA
can be found on the IMA website at http://www.ima.com.
*This article can also be found at WinCECity
IMA Offers Worry-Free
Migration to cc:Mail Users
Hong Kong, May 29, 2001. With the impending
demise of Cc:Mail, most users have started to look seriously for
a more suitable replacement for the soon-to-be-orphaned system.
Software developer International Messaging Associates (IMA) offers
a timely and relevant solution to this dilemma.
IEMS5's has migration tools that offer Cc:Mail
users easy and trouble-free migration to an Internet-based environment
-- the Cc:Mail Address Book and Mailbox converters. The Cc:Mail
Address Book Converter translates Cc:Mail user addresses to a format
supported by the IEMS5 LDAP-based directory server. Meanwhile, IEMS5's
Cc:Mail Connectors convert Cc:Mail mailboxes into a format that
can be recognized by IEMS 5's Message Store.
Through this process, system administrators can
now conveniently enter the needed information while easily directing
the steps of migration. A wide variety of information's including
messages, attachments, folders, distribution lists, archives and
bulletin boards, address books and directories can be migrated seamlessly.
In addition, IEMS5's logging facilities allow system administrators
to track which users have been moved to the new system, giving full
control over the entire migration process.
With the migration to IEMS5's Message Store, users
can conveniently access their mailboxes via POP3 and/o0r IMPA4-capable
clients such as Outlook Express, Eudora, Pegasus, Netscape, among
others. Their email can also be accessed remotely using any web
browser via IEMS5's Web Mail Client. While in migration, Cc:Mail
users are still given the convenience to continue the use of their
own Cc:Mail client to send and receive Internet messages. This is
made possible through the IEMS5 Cc:Mail Connectors. Thus, IEMS5
provides the users with ample time to migrate comfortably without
disruption into their new system.
IEMS5's 24x7 technical support assures users continuous
technical assistance through the migration process. Running on both
Linux and Windows platforms, IEMS 5 also supports a distributed
messaging environment. This feature allows each software module/component
to be run on different machines. This efficiently distributes computing
capacity and resources, resulting to faster and more flexible processing
of required tasks. Other significant features include virus scanning,
spam control, and distribution list management. All these, apparently,
make IEMS5 the choice solution for Cc:Mail emigrants.
*This article can also be found at E-Journo
Exchange Messaging Server Now Available in Major Linux Distributions
Hong Kong, May 24, 2001. Messaging software
developer, International Messaging Associates (IMA), strengthens
its position among Linux users as it releases Beta 18 of its latest
Internet Exchange Messaging Server (IEMS) 5 for public evaluation.
The current enhancements include new operating system support for
the six major Linux distributions: Red Hat, Suse, Mandrake, TurboLinux,
VALinux, and Caldera.
"Interoperability in all distributions is a must
if we are to successfully expand our geographical reach among Linux
users," Senior Marketing Manager Gigi Resurreccion said. By supporting
the most popular Linux distributions, IMA aims to dramatically expand
its marketing thrust for IEMS5. "Few major messaging servers could
match the extensive features of IEMS5. Its anti-spam engine and
anti-virus module makes IEMS5 ideal for mission critical applications,
while it's ability to be operated in a distributed environment provide
added scalability and performance" Resurreccion added.
IEMS 5 focuses on providing a system that anticipates
the varying needs of end users and system administrators alike.
Through the use of advanced storage management, multiple and flexible
access methods, user-defined pre-sorting and filtering, high performance
message transport system, and a robust distribution list engine,
IEMS 5 addresses the messaging requirements of most corporate users.
The IEMS Beta Program is open to all interested
sites. Complete product and beta information including free downloads
can be found on the IMA web site. The beta program is expected to
run through mid-June, 2001.
*This article can also be found at WinCECity.
Announces Special Pre-Release Pricing of IEMS 5
Hong Kong, May 10, 2001. International Messaging
Associates (IMA) has announced special pre-release pricing for it's
flagship product, the Internet Exchange Messaging Server Version
5. IEMS 5 is currently in beta test by customers worldwide, with
most reviewers expressing their pleasure in working with the product.
During the remaining beta phase of IEMS 5, reviewers
can take advantage of the special price of $695, a discount of over
30% off the list price. This price includes for one year unlimited
technical support, and all version 5 upgrades. For more information
on IMA and IEMS, please see the IMA web site at
*This article can also be found at Emailwire,
Linux PR, Newsforge,
Exchange Messaging Server 5 Enhances Email Security
Hong Kong, May 5, 2001. The existence of
computer viruses, unsolicited email messages with offensive content
force most organizations to look for secure messaging systems that
provide solutions to these problems.
The Internet Exchange Messaging Server (IEMS) 5
developed by International Messaging Associates (IMA) is designed
to perform virus scanning, spam control, disclaimer generation,
Once the anti-virus module receives a message, it decodes the message
attachment and invokes a third-party anti-virus program chosen and
defined by the administrator. It creates multiple threads for fast
and reliable virus scanning while decoding and performing simultaneous
virus scanning on MIME and non-MIME attachments. The Preprocessor
anti-virus module supports the following anti-virus software: McAfee
VirusScan, F-PROT Anti-Virus, SOPHOS Sweep for Linux and SOPHOS
Anti-Virus for Windows.
Spam Protection The anti-spam module is designed to protect the
entire messaging system against unsolicited junk e-mail. This module
enables the system administrator to create a list of banned or unwelcome
IP address(es) using a configurable GUI (Graphical User Interface).
It can also verify the corresponding name of an IP address during
the initial stage of an SMTP session via reverse DNS lookup, filtering
out forged names and eventually blocking out potential spammers
even before they can enter the system. It also supports RBL (Real-Time
Blackhole List) type databases for optimum anti-spam protection.
Once a message has been detected carrying a virus or tagged as spam,
the anti-virus and the anti-spam module will either bounce the mail,
archive the mail to a pre-defined quarantine location/folder or
delete the mail, depending on the configuration of the system administrator.
Auto Text Insertion
The Auto Text Insertion Engine provides the system administrator
with the capability to insert disclaimer into messages that pass
through the IEMS 5. Using this feature, messages created by users
will automatically include an administrator-defined disclaimer,
which state the confidentiality of the message to limit the liability
of the company that maintains the mail system where the message
originated. The system administrator can add different disclaimer
messages based on the message source channel. The engine allows
the system administrator to insert plain text and/or HTML content.
It also supports non-MIME and MIME message structure types.
With IEMS 5, the system is protected against email
viruses and spam mail. Its Auto Text Insertion Engine allows the
system administrator to insert disclaimer into messages that pass
through the IEMS 5.
*This article can also be found at Press
Release Bulletin System.