Back in June 2012, SmarterTools announced SmarteMail v10 Beta availability. Today, 7 months later, SmarterTools did another tremendous release by announcing SmarterMail v11 Beta Availability. SmarterMail v11 remain the same webmail interfaces but SmarterTools rewrote the underlying architecture with the latest Internet technologies to dramatically improve the speed, reduce the size and increase compatibility with all the latest Internet browsers and tablets. Additionally to that, SmarterMail 11.x brings several new features, server side optimizations and fixes that continues to make SmarterMail compatible with the latest Internet trends.
Tremendous Improve In Speed Performance
In many instances we’ve seen increases of 70% or more in the speed and responsiveness of the SmarterMail 11.x interface. There’s also huge decreases in memory and CPU usage, even under extremely heavy loads. All of this means that the product runs much quicker and much more efficiently than previous versions. Some of the changes SmarterMail 11.x made include:
- CSS files have been converted to LESS, making stylesheets much smaller and more efficient.
- The button bars were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
- The context menus were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
- The date pickers were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
- The tree view controls were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
- Greatly increased the performance of the Web interface.
- Replaced the message editor control with a more lightweight control.
- SmarterMail Service memory has been drastically reduced using SpamAssasin.
Simple Customization on Webmail Interface
SmarterMail 11.x introduces a much simpler way for users to customize the look and feel of their webmail experience. Now, rather than having to access system files to create custom styles, users can simply override existing SmarterMail styles with their own variables or, more simply, by modifying the overall color scheme of the primary, secondary and hyperlink colors. Users can even drastically revise the look of the webmail interface. For example, by moving the navigation icons to a horizontal position versus their default vertical position. Of course, if the Domain Admin prefers the defaults, customization at the user level can be disabled, thereby preserving branding and corporate identity.
Improvement on Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Customers using the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) add-on enjoy the industry standard in syncing technologies for all mobile devices and will be ready for the next version of Microsoft Outlook for Windows that’s coming in Office 2013. With SmarterMail 11.x SmarterTools have made some significant changes in how SmarterMail integrates EAS, including better handling of the most popular devices from Samsung, the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, and seamless integration with their native email clients.
Customers who stay current with Upgrade Protection are able to take full advantage of these changes and modifications, not to mention receive full version upgrades at no additional cost. In addition, you will received an additional 10% discount when you reinstate your Upgrade Protection with Tweakservers at any time.
Support For IPv6
With the dwindling availability of IPv4 addresses, more and more hosting companies and service providers are moving towards utilizing IPv6 addresses. In addition, there will come a point where businesses of all shapes and sizes need to begin using IPv6 addresses as well. SmarterMail 11.x is here to help ease that transition. In fact, implementation of IPv6 with SmarterMail 11.x is just as simple as IPv4 – there’s no learning curve, no hassles and essentially the same functionality is available for IPv6 addresses as for legacy IPs. End users won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Greater Calendar Control
In SmarterMail 10.x SmarterTools greatly increased the functionality of SmarterMail calendaring, and SmarterTools continue the same effort for SmarterMail 11.x. In this latest version, users can not only set the default view for their calendars in the Web interface (either daily, weekly, monthly or all appointment views) but users can also automatically clean out old calendar entries. Domain or System Administrators can also default the auto-clean feature for calendars, making it an ideal solution for those admins who want to keep their mail servers manageable and running as smoothly as possible.
Improve In Spell Checking
No one likes to send emails with spelling errors. With SmarterMail 11.x this is completely revised how spell checking works, greatly increasing the accuracy and adding in grammar support. In addition, the new spell checking ignores things like URLs and email addresses and users can select an option to force spell checking before their email is actually sent, which should help with those awkward misspellings and grammar mistakes. You can also add your own words to your own dictionary to further customize and simplify your communications.
New Features for System Administrators
As if the incredible performance increases won’t make their jobs easier enough, SmarterTools have also included several new features, tools and improvements for System Administrators. Some of these include the ability to utilize an abuse detection rule that allows blocking of IP addresses that exceed a set number of authentication failures over a variety of protocols, the ability to delete IP address that no longer exist right from the IP address bindings page and the implementation of the UIDPlus extension for IMAP. System administrators can even search log files written to the MRSApp_DataLogs folder from within the management interface and much more.
With the growth in popularity of social networks, people are used to see whom they’re talking to when typing up messages. SmarterMail 11.x allows users to add pictures to their contacts, thereby putting a face to a name, as it were, when typing up emails or using the included live chat. Contact pictures will even carry over to third-party live chat clients like Adium or Pidgin so users always see the person they’re communicating with, regardless of medium. In addition, ActiveSync and CardDAV will synchronize contacts with your choice of Third-party applications.
Greater Support for International Customers
SmarterMail is a truly international product. Therefore, support for languages other than English is a priority. In addition, as SmarterMail’s adoption across the globe continues to rise, support for non-Western character sets is also essential. With SmarterMail 11.x not only support for right-to-left languages in Webmail interface, but SmarterTools have greatly simplified SmarterMail language strings to make things much easier for automated translations and for customers who create their own translation files.
Other Features and Improvements
- A new content filter action was added for flagging messages and setting their priority.
- Print preview now includes a list of attachments, perfect for regulatory compliance.
- Users can now set start dates and end dates for their auto-responders.
- Status messages and tip text now drops down from the top of the page and no longer disrupts page flow.
- Language strings have been simplified so that they are much easier to translate.
- In the webmail interface, the message grid now adds a color to the subject of unread messages to better distinguish them from messages that have already been read.
- The ability for SmarterMail to detect missing attachments when they should be present. For example, when a message contains the word “attachment” but no files are attached or the subject is empty.
How To Get Your Beta Free Trials & 10% Discount
Simply visit SmarterMail v11 Forum to access on getting the download link and latest update on the beta information.
Purchase any new SmarterMail license or Reinstate your current SmarterMail Upgrade Protection with us today with 10% discount and you would be eligible to upgrade to SmarterMail v11 for FREE upon it’s public stable release! Receive also FREE Uptime Monitoring and 1 Year of Comodo Positive SSL for your SmarterMail service with any new purchase of SmarterMail license.
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