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Using Xeams with Microsoft Exchange

Administrators can create a very powerful email solution by running Xeams along with Microsoft Exchange. Xeams provides many features that are not available in MS Exchange. Similarly, Exchange has a lot of features that are not available in Xeams. As a result, administrators can create a very powerful solution when both of these products work in tandem to handle your corporate email.
Xeams contains many features that enhance the features and usability of network engineers when used along with Microsoft Exchange. For example:

  • You can use Xeams as a firewall to block junk messages. Optionally, by installing Xeams in your DMZ, engineers than avoid unnecessary network traffic from entering their network.
  • Use specifications like SPF, DMIM and DMARC for both inbound and outbound emails.
  • You will know exactly why a message was quarantined. Additionally, you will be able to fine tune the rules to meet your business goals.
  • Archive messages for as long as you need.
  • Quickly search an old message with subject, body, recipient or sender.
  • Although Microsoft Exchange is a great email server, it does not include adequate reporting features. For example, administrators have a tough time answering questions like:
    • How many emails are received on a daily basis?
    • Who gets most of the messages?
    • What percentage of messages are junk?
    • How to ensure none of your company policies are violated?
    By using Xeams, administrators can answers all of these questions.
  • Provides load balancing for Exchange. You can configure Xeams to send messages to multiple Exchange server.
  • You can provide a backup infrastructure for your primary Exchange server. Users can have a choice of either using Exchange or Xeams to either fetch or send their messages.

Installation Scenarios for Xeams

Xeams can be installed in several different network environments. Click a desired link below that matches closest to your environment.


Xeams is the only email server. Emails from the Internet will come into Xeams via SMTP. Local users will fetch messages from their inbox using either IMAP or POP3.


Firewall, Separate Machine

Xeams sits in front of another email server, such as MS Exchange, Postfix, or any other. It is installed on a machine other than your actual email server, which is the recommended approach.


Firewall, Shared Machine

Xeams sites in front of another email server, such as MS Exchange, Postfix or any other. It is installed on the same machine where your actual server is running.


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