Scalix Webmail Update Adds Mozilla Support

Scalix Web Access extends browser support for its Linux-based email and calendaring servers, using an interface similar to Microsoft Outlook.

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

November 5, 2004

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Scalix Corporation is best known for its Linux-based e-mail server that looks so much like Microsoft Exchange that Outlook users and even other Exchange servers can't tell the difference. Only the e-mail administrator needs to know it's there.

Less well known is the company's Scalix Web Access (SWA) web-based e-mail client which looks more like the desktop edition of Outlook than Outlook Web Access (OWA) does. Like OWA the product provides access to e-mail and calendaring functions to users who don't have a direct connection to the server available, and does so through Internet Explorer.

Scalix 9.1 was released last week and includes a version of SWA that runs in Mozilla 1.7, and also in the Firefox release of Mozilla. Users will not notice any differences between running the product in Mozilla and running it in Internet Explorer. The new edition of Scalix also supports the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.

"This allows our enterprise users to takes advantage of the increasing popularity of Mozilla," said Scalix founder and CEO Julie Ferris, "which goes along with out mission of giving users choices in how the run critical applications."

When asked if the product would also run in Netscape Navigator, which generally follows the Mozilla specifications, a Scalix technician said that it hadn't yet been tested but that the product would probably be compatible to the extent that Netscape is compatible.

The new release was announced in late October and is available immediately. For further information, visit

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