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Latest Open-Xchange Enhancement Consolidates Webmail and Social Media

September 23, 2009 by  

Web Hosting Tools NUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, the leading provider of open source groupware, now gives users the ability to consolidate any kind of existing webmail accounts – for example from Google and Yahoo — into a folder in Open-Xchange so they can managed more easily.

In addition, users can now integrate and merge their address books from Google Mail Gmail and Facebook into Open-Xchange. New contact details are added automatically providing users easy access to the latest contact information – all from one place.

“Open-Xchange follows the path of Social OX, which we announced in July, to add new features that break the silos of isolated information, whether that is e-mail, contacts, calendar information or documents,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “This latest release is another step forward to integrated and effective teamwork.”

Open-Xchange recently introduced a new groupware concept called “Social OX,” which aggregates e-mail and contact information in one place — whether personal or business — avoiding time-consuming searching and giving users access to information anywhere, anytime and with any device.

Additional new features of Open-Xchange 6.12 include:

• Publishing document folders and sharing documents with users who do not have Open-Xchange accounts without sending large file attachments via e-mail.
• Importing contacts and appointments to private and public folders.
• Exporting contacts from private and public folders as CSV and vCard formats.
• Improved functionality of team calendars.
• Backing up and archiving e-mails on the user’s computer.
• Redesigned user interface of the OXtender for Microsoft Outlook software add-on.

Open-Xchange is installed by more than 3,500 companies and organizations worldwide. Furthermore, the Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is used by more than 10 million users worldwide as hosted business-class e-mail, along with personal information management (PIM), and full groupware. On-premise customers can update their installations immediately with the new version of Open-Xchange; Software as a Service customers will benefit from the new features as soon as their provider updates their accounts.

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premise versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider’s existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.

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