Internet Exchange Messaging Server - Test Drive
IEMS Open Evaluation
IMA provides a public test server for the initial evaluation of IEMS by prospective
All features and functions including the administrative modues, distribution lists,
message store, web mail client, and more are enabled.
The cc:Mail and Lotus Notes connector modules are not enabled for this server, as
remote access to a public Notes and/or cc:Mail network is not practical. To test
these features, please download a copy of IEMS and obtain a evaluation license from
To protect against use as a launching pad for spammers, all SMTP,
POP3, and IMAP connections to other machines are blocked.
As a result, no mail can be sent from or to this machine from the Internet, however
all local mail delivery can be tested using the web mail client.
In addition, all SMTP related configuration options are accessible via the administrative
Preparing For Your Test Drive
The test machine is named testdrive.ima.com, and all user accounts and distribution
lists are of the form email@example.com. The pre-defined account names and
passwords are as follows:
||Account / Address
A single distribution list is pre-configured into this system: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Configuring and Testing IEMS
All IEMS modules with the exception of the Lotus cc:Mail and Notes connectors are present
in the test environment. The system is fully configurable, however it is not possible to
send or receive email to external machines to guard against spam abuse.
Note: Even though it is possible to fully configure the testdrive machine, please be
courteous to other testers and do not change or remove any predefinied accounts. Doing so will
block any other users from accessing these accounts and testing the system. If you need to
test account removal or password maintenance, please create a new account to do your testing
When you enter the testdrive machine, you will be presented with the standard IEMS startup page.
This lets you select any of the main IEMS modules, such as the Administration Module, Web Mail Client,
Distribution Lists, and others. Additional information on the use and configuration of the various
IEMS modules can be found in the Internet Exchange Messaging Server
To ensure that a stable and consistent evaluation environment is provided, the test drive
system will be reset to a known state on a regular basis. Currently, the system is automatically
shut down, reset, and then restarted every four (4) hours beginning a midnight GMT.
At the time of shutdown, any web requests will be redirected back to the main IMA web server
so that you know system maintenance has started. Under normal conditions, a reset of the system
should take less than two (2) minutes to perform. Any changes or additions made to the system
before the reset will be lost.
We Need Your Feedback
This online test and evaluation system is a new attempt by IMA to provide useful pre-sales
information to our customers. Any suggestions, problems, or anything else you could tell us that
would improve this or other aspects of our web resources would be very much appreciated. In
particular we will be monitoring to see if configuration changes by some users causes the system
to become unavailable (password / account modifications), and may adjust the reset frequency if
necessary. If you experience difficulties in this regard, please let us know along with the
time that the problem occured so that we can better tune the system. Feedback can be provided
Let's Get Started
Please take a minute to write down the above accounts, email addresses, and passwords, as you
may need them to gain access to the various IEMS modules. In addition, you should be reasonably
familiar with the IEMS documentation for any modules you wish to configure and test, although most
do have basic online help available.
Have fun and it's time to proceed to the IEMS Test Drive.