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Free Enhanced IEMS 75-User Enterprise Server Now Available From IMA

Hong Kong, September 16, 2003  As the risks associated with the rising number of spam and virus infected messages increase, IMA releases version 7.1 of its Internet Exchange Messaging Server (IEMS). The enhanced Standard Enterprise version, providing all the same anti-spam and virus protection of the full Professional Enterprise Edition, is also now available free of charge to all customers registering with IMA.

To assist small businesses, the Standard Enterprise Server has been enhanced to incorporate full anti-spam, Microsoft Exchange compatible calendaring / scheduling, distribution lists, and BSMTP support. IEMS is a replacement enterprise class messaging system used in place of systems like Microsoft Exchange. IEMS has evolved from the IMA cc:Mail SMTP gateway, the most widely deployed solution amongst fortune 500 companies.

Mail administrators in organizations up to 75 people no longer have any excuse for not dealing with spam and viruses. IEMS provides a complete backend messaging environment, while at the same time providing simple and economical upgrade paths should the needs or size of the organization grow. Larger sites can also run the free Standard Enterprise Edition either as a department solution, or part of a larger distributed IEMS implimentation.

"A growing problem that sites face today is protecting against from the harmful effects of viruses and ever increasing spam volumes." says Tim Kehres, IMA president. "In recent months, the Internet has turned into a battleground between the spammers, virus writers and network administrators intent to protect their users and networks. IEMS 7.1 now makes available critical spam and virus handling tools for all administrators to use in their battle to help keep their networks safe."

Internet Exchange V7.1 allows each individual to dynamically set policies for which spam handling methods are used for their mail. At the same time the messaging system administrator can still define an overall global security policy, where some anti-spam measures will be handled directly by the MTA. Measures such as consulting multiple DNS Blacklists at connection time, and MTA level content analysis can now have actions deferred until mail delivery time, allowing each user to determine what works best for them. In addition, per-user Bayesian filtering provides an intelligent spam learning engine so that each user can refine what they consider spam, and rejecting mail on this basis.

The combination of SMTP controls, content filters, DNS Blacklists, and the extension of these controls to the end users allows for an extremely flexible protection system, designed to block the maximum number of problem messages with no message loss. Other features include online storage through web folders, tools for building messaging enabled applications using the open Client API (C++ and PHP), ISP / ASP tools, and delegation of administration by domain. These compliment a complete IEMS enterprise solution including disclaimer insertion, attachment filtering, SMTP Authentication, and high peformance SMTP, POP3, and IMAP implementations.

Now shipping, IEMS 7.1 runs on all Windows operating systems, and all major Linux distributions. Complete documentation, free evaluation downloads, and special promotional pricing can be found on the IMA web site (


To get a feeling for the power and capabilities of IEMS, simply connect to our public IEMS system to see how IEMS can best benefit your organization. No need to download and install to get a feel for the system. For a more thorough checkout, please download a fully functional copy of IEMS for evaluation on your network.

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