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Business-Class Email Delivers Flexibility, Mobile App and Tablet Update

Latest release of Open-Xchange supports additional languages and Linux distributions

Open-Xchange, a supplier of open source business-class email and groupware, on Tuesday announced additional usability enhancements and flexibility, plus enhanced mobile support for smartphones.

Open-Xchange users can now choose whether new windows open in a new tab or in a new browser pop-up screen. A new space-saving compact panel is especially useful for tablet users and for those using Open-Xchange on smaller screens.

The latest Open-Xchange webmail start page is redesigned with greater flexibility to give users the option to select which modules to display. And, it's easier than ever to set up email filters, which can be established based on the subject, sender, recipients or mailing list.

"Our mission is to create the world‘s best webmail and groupware that is intuitive and easy-to-use, as well as accessible when mobile," said Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange. "We continue to make strides with these usability enhancements that let users set up their Open-Xchange the way they want, while making it a central place to aggregate other email accounts and their social network contact information."

In addition, Open-Xchange will release a new preview of its Mobile Web App giving users access to their data on Open-Xchange Server 6. With a smartphone running a web-based browser like the iPhone or Android devices, Open-Xchange Mobile Web App offers online and offline access to appointments, contacts and emails while on the road using the smartphone. Optimized for low bandwidth connections, Open-Xchange Mobile Web App offers instant and fast over-the-air access to data, which is safely stored on the Open-Xchange Server. By integrating with the smartphone, users can initiate phone calls right from Open-Xchange.

Open-Xchange adds Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese as supported languages. Now, Debian 6, CentOS 5.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 (RHEL6) are officially supported. Plus, Open-Xchange has now implemented OAuth for authentication of external services like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook so that users only need to authorize once and not login each time they want to access that service. With the "Social OX" feature in Open-Xchange, users are able to merge their contact information from LinkedIn and Facebook.

Anyone can try this new Open-Xchange release, along with the Mobile Web App at a special preview website, www.ox.io.

More information on the latest Open-Xchange update is available at www.open-xchange.com/en/ox_6_20_news.

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Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.