What is WorkgroupMail?
WorkgroupMail is a versatile mail server
capable of sending and receiving
Internet e-mail on behalf of the users
in your organization. Rather than each
user sending and receiving e-mail
directly to and from the ISP, they
instead send and receive their e-mail to
and from the computer running
WorkgroupMail. WorkgroupMail then
connects to the ISP at pre-defined times
and transfers the mail in one go.
WorkgroupMail can work with multiple
ISPs, connecting to them either via a
direct connection to the Internet or via
a dial-up connection.
Who is it
WorkgroupMail can be configured for both
small to medium organizations (SMEs) and
larger enterprises. In the case of a
small to medium organization,
WorkgroupMail can collect mail from one
or more Internet Service Providers
(ISPs) and distribute the messages to
the appropriate local users. Mail sent
from local users will be sent out
through the appropriate ISP.
In the case of an enterprise
configuration, WorkgroupMail can receive
e-mail directly from source SMTP servers
and then distribute the messages to the
appropriate local users. Mail sent from
local users will be sent directly to the
appropriate destination servers.
What are the
benefits of using it?
Centralizing your organization's e-mail
using WorkgroupMail gives you control of
the information flowing in and out of
your company. WorkgroupMail lets you
optionally check each incoming and
outgoing message for viruses before it
is sent or received. This is much more
desirable than relying on antivirus
software installed on each client
As more and more organizations are being
held responsible for the content of
e-mail messages sent out by their
employees, companies are becoming
increasingly eager to have some form of
control over the content of both
incoming and outgoing mail messages.
WorkgroupMail makes this possible by
using the optional content filtering
functionality, MailScan. This can
identify messages containing undesirable
content and can quarantine the message
accordingly, helping you protect your
organization from lawsuits and loss of
image and wasted company time.
From a network security point of view,
you need only have one computer exposed
to the Internet, rather than each client
computer. Also, if you have a dial-up
connection to the Internet, you can save
money since you only need to dial up on
the computer running WorkgroupMail,
rather than from each client computer.
Will it work
for my organization?
Whether you are a small company with a
single POP3 account or a large
organization that receives e-mail to a
self-hosted domain, WorkgroupMail can
provide you with the right solution.
Do I need
any other software or hardware?
All you need is a TCP/IP local area
network and the e-mail clients (e.g.
Outlook Express or Outlook).