Web Host 1&1 Internet Ltd. Partners with Open-Xchange Inc. on MailXchange

September 30, 2008
September 30, 2008 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Web host 1&1 Internet Ltd. (http://www.1and1.co.uk) has partnered with Open-Xchange Inc. on MailXchange, it was reported yesterday. MailXchange offers a hosted communication and collaboration solution for SMBs, providing business-class email, personal information management (PIM) and document sharing, alongside a push service for email and PIM with any Windows Mobile capable phone.

MailXchange leverages Open-Xchange’s PIM, email, calendaring, contact and task management functionalities to “enhance efficiency and teamwork”. The solution provides a “centralized document management system” that enables users to share documents and attach them to corresponding tasks to avoid emailing large files. MailXchange has a web-based interface that is available from any Internet enabled computer. The system can be fully synchronized with Microsoft Outlook.

“MailXchange delivers valuable functionality for small businesses and individuals, facilitating effective teamwork and enabling document sharing anywhere, anytime, with any device,” explained 1&1 Internet Ltd.’s CEO, Oliver Mauss. As a leader in innovative technology, 1&1 will continue to call upon proven open-source technologies which enable our customers to benefit from greatly reduced licensing costs.”

“We're seeing the dawn of a new era with hosted software made widely available to everyone when that was previously reserved only for installations at enterprises,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “1&1's customers will benefit from access to our collaboration software that streamlines communications and can improve users’ productivity”.

1&1 MailXchange incorporates “dependability features” such as document version management and integrated anti-spam protection. In addition, a “.uk” domain is provided with accounts, which offer 5 GB of email account storage and 2 GB of document storage per user.

1&1 Internet bills itself as “the world’s largest web host by known servers” and offers “industry-leading connectivity via its own pan-European backbone”. The company manages over 7.5 million customer contracts worldwide and 10 million domain names.

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