One of the most flexible new features in FTGate 7 is the ability to add .NET Script extensions.
This allows you to hook into various points in FTGate and add your own processing. So for example, you could:
Write your own password authentication system
Change values in your message headers
Write anything that hooks FTGate into your own software product
The .NET scripting allows you to individually tailor FTGate’s message processing to suit your own needs. For more specific instructions on how to do this, please see our Documentation
Although you are free to add your own extensions, we also offer a tailored scripting service. If you are interested in this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
We are delighted to announce the release of FTGate version 7.
We are immensely proud of our new version, which has taken several years of intensive development and is designed to bring you the ultimate in mail server performance, flexibility and ease of use. FTGate 7 is much more than an email server – it provides a fully fledged communications and productivity suite which provides a complete solution for all sizes of organisation, as well as providing an efficient and cost-effective alternative to Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps for Business and Office 365.
Version 7 of FTGate boasts extensive groupware and productivity features, all-new Web Admin and Web Mail, our own FTGate Desktop Client, new HTML 5 system with web sockets, enhanced anti-spam and much more. Above all, our priority has been to maximise performance, security and reliability. This is an incredibly fast server!
We are also particularly proud of the new FTGate Webmail, which is now a fully featured mail client and Desktop Client and provides a fast and efficient alternative to Outlook, Gmail and other email clients. FTGate users now have a complete Business Productivity toolset which equips them with project-based contacts, calendars, tasks, journals and issue tracking, providing a valuable way of enhancing creative collaboration between project members.
With extensive security, filtering, user management features, customer resource management and a comprehensive set of productivity tools, FTGate 7 offers you a comprehensive, highly secure and cost-efficient mail server and productivity suite.
As our long term users of FTGate will know, we always pack a large number of new features into a major new version, and so the following is definitely not an exhaustive list. However, we thought it would be useful to summarize some of the highlights:
Powerful new Web Admin includes many new features requested by FTGate users, including flexible configuration options, comprehensive new security features and advanced filtering including Ubeblock+ anti-spam
New faster IMAP engine which dramatically improves the performance of FTGate and reduces memory load. It will be of huge benefit to all users, especially those with large user bases and mailboxes
Extensive improvement of the internal structure of FTGate in order to improve the overall speed and memory efficiency
Completely new and enhanced Web Mail, offering a choice of FTGate Webmail Client or FTGate Desktop Client
Powerful Message Tracking and Archiving facilities ensure audit trail and Data Preservation Compliance
Mail Client Auto-configure ensures fast and trouble-free configuring of client
Alias mailboxes now support external aliases for externally hosted mailboxes
Mailbox folder storage flattened to improve rename/move performance
Consolidated single user interface – makes life significantly easier for both administrators and users
New Project based Productivity tools: including project contacts, project journal, project calendar, project tasks and project issue tracker
User-based Issue Tracking ensures users have control over incoming & outgoing mail
Drag-and-drop between folders
Drag-and-drop from desktop to attach files
Notes section has now been replaced with journal capability
Shared document store
New Schedule lay-out
Mailing lists are now address books and can be shared and managed like other address books
Last but definitely not least, FTGate Relay now has advanced Auto-clustering. FTGate Relay has been restructured internally to allow full clustering with domains split across the back-end servers.
As will be evident from the above, the single biggest change in this version is greatly increased performance and usability. Making life easier for administrators and users has been our top priority, and we have also tried to include many new features that have been requested by existing FTGate users.
Over the course of the next few months, we will be looking at these new features in greater detail, as well as providing further advice on how they will significantly benefit your organisation.
Welcome to our new FTGate blog! Our aim is to bring you the latest news on our all-new FTGate version 7, spotlighting the latest features and providing guidance and tutorials on how FTGate can greatly improve the communication and efficiency of your organisation.
The first version of FTGate began twenty years ago as a simple way to route emails to the correct people within a small company. Since that rather humble beginning, FTGate has continued to go from strength to strength and has evolved into a fully-fledged communications and productivity suite, capable of processing millions of messages every day and providing a powerful and highly secure mail server toolset with fully featured Groupware and comprehensive anti-spam protection.
Because of its reputation for reliability, flexibility and ease of use, FTGate is the chosen backbone server of many thousands of organisations all over the world. FTGate is ideal for all sizes of organisations, from the smallest business right up to large ISP’s and enterprise-level companies.
Our long term users of FTGate already know how important feedback is to us, so please contact us if you have any questions or comments. We also have an enthusiastic and knowledgeable community at our FTGate Support Forum, plus we are also on Twitter, so please follow us for all the latest FTGate news and updates.