Endeavour Email Server Summary
Mail, Calendar, Address Book, Chat, Archival
Management & Monitoring
Inhouse IT team
Single site only
Thunderbird, Firefox, Android, Cent OS
Internet, On premise server, IT team
For as low as Rs. 595 per user per year. Best suited for upto 5000 users at a single site
Deploy Connect Xf Email Servers in your own data centers to setup a collaboration infrastructure, which is fully controlled, managed and maintained by your IT team. This solution is suitable for a single site
, which will receive mail directly from the Internet and will be accessed by users either at the same site and/or from other offices. Users may access the mail server either from the Internet, LAN or a private WAN which connects up the branch offices. Benefits
- Complete control over the setup.
- Privacy of the data and servers
- Optimized local mail flow to reduce bandwidth consumption for local mail
- Additional flexibility to add storage, archival at local site.
Business Email Messaging
The MX pointers for the domains are pointed to the public IPs of Relay servers at the site.These servers either are Connect Xf Email servers or may be third party security appliances or could even be a third party mail cleaning service.
These relay servers or service receivs the mail from the internet, cleans the mail and delivers the mail to the Mail server for storing the user's mailbox.
Similarly outgoing mail is delivered via the relay servers or the relay service. In such a setup it is recommended to have strong and redundant Internet links which terminate in a firewall that can do the load balancing amongst the links. Additionally the data center has to be carrier grade to offer higher reliability to the servers being hosted there. You may look at availability options like Mail Parking or Multiple relay servers configured in Active Active mode to achieve redundancy in the incoming mail flow.
For the mail server, it might be a good idea to deploy a hot standby solution, which will sync the data from the Primary in real time and will take over the services in case of a hardware or network failure on the Primary.
- Complete privacy and control over the setup dedicated for your domains
- Secure SMTP with Sender and recipient check, Authentication, etc
- Fast delivery from dedicated relay mail servers.
- Comprehensive security framework comprising firewall, mail policies, authentication, authorisation etc, ensure privacy of data and security of service.
- Self monitoring, alerting and cleaning system to improve uptime
Calendar and Address Book
Users can access their corporate directory and their own personal address books via Baya Webmail client and using LDAP from desktop email clients,
to get an up to date view of all their colleagues and friends. Users can also connect to the CalDAV server to access the calendar service, allowing them to schedule meetings, events, and share them with colleauges.
Easy Management for Users
Baya Webmail client can reduce load on the IT team, as users can manage their profile and properties such as password, personal properties, vacation reply, etc themselves from the interface provided.
This is easily done by a simple web based interface accessible from Baya the web client. All end users can directly login to Baya and manage their own profile.
Mail Parking Service (Optional)
Internet mail servers can be in-accessible due to link failures, service or server failures. Mithi's mail parking solution ensures that mails to your domain are not bounced in case your mail server is inaccessible.
These relay servers or service receives the mail from the internet, cleans the mail and delivers the mail to the Mail server for storing the user's mailbox.
The service prevents the loss of incoming mail in case of hardware downtime, temporary loss of connectivity, planned downtime etc. The mails are accepted by the mail parking servers and pushed to the mail servers.
In case the primary server is not accessible, mails are parked or queued till the time the primary server is accessed again. Before pushing mail to your server, the mail are cleaned for virus and spam. The benefits of using the mail parking service from Mithi
- Easy installation.
- No mail loss or bounce.
- Virus and spam scanning on incoming mail to the mail parking server.
- Mail queued for 4 days if the primary server is not responding.
Easy-to-use Admin Interface
A browser based administration console allows your in-house IT team to maintain and configure your domains. Some of the controls available to the domain administrator are
- User provisioning (add/delete users, groups etc).
- Enable / disable accounts.
- Maintenance of a Global Address Book.
- Reset password.
- Find/list users.
- Set individual user properties such as Quota, Quota policy, forwarding, aliases, vacation reply, proxy setting, spam filtering etc.
Desktop Email and Browser Access
Using standards (POP/IMAP/SMTP/LDAP/CalDAV) compliant desktop email clients like Thunderbird, etc, the users can access their mailbox, calendar and address books from their PCs or Laptops.
Alternatively, the same applications can be accessed from Baya Webmail client using any standard browser from anywhere at anytime. Have multiple access methods, allows users to access desktop email clients when seated and use the Webmail client while travelling or when they are away from their desk.
Users can stay updated of their emails on popular mobiles like Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.
Depending on the mobile, the user can also be in sync to his calendar on the server.
Flexibility to enrich solution
Now that you have complete control over the setup, you can
Integrate this with other mailing solutions like MS Exchange to deploy a Hybrid email solution (shared SMTP address space)
Integrate this with a corporate central directory for
centralized authentication and centralised user property maintenance
Introduce a server for compliance and/or personal archiving.
Introduce a front end server for a higher performing webmail client
Introduce third party backup solutions for having more control over the data backups/restores
Introduce an external mail cleaning service/appliance