Messaging Architects Gives Educational Institutions a Risk-Free, 'Email-for-Life' Solution for Free

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M+NetMail enables schools to equip thousands of students with 'email-for-life' quickly and cost-effectively, while ensuring they maintain security and control over student emails at all times, and providing an upgrade path for email compliance, content filtering, archiving and e-discovery. A free live webcast and product demo will take place on Thursday, July 10 @ 1:00 pm (EDT).

Messaging Architects, the experts in email lifecycle management and compliance solutions, today announced that its high-performance M+NetMail email solution is now available to educational institutions worldwide as a free licensed solution. Institutions can now provide students with 'email for life' and maintain relations with graduates without the need for costly hardware to support growing email volume and without introducing security or compliance risks. Students, on the other hand, benefit from a fast and reliable email system that they can use to keep in touch with classmates and teachers long after they have graduated.

M+NetMail, formerly known as Novell NetMail, enables universities and K-12 schools to equip thousands of new students with email each year in a matter of minutes. More importantly, M+NetMail empowers institutions to maintain security and control over student emails at all times, while providing a path for email compliance, content filtering, archiving and e-discovery.

"Messaging Architects recognizes that educational institutions are faced with tight budget constraints, so we're really pleased to offer M+NetMail for free," said Laila Alam, Vice-President of Messaging Architects' academic division. "At the same time, a free email solution shouldn't expose schools to security risks , slow down performance or cost a fortune to maintain. M+NetMail is the solution many have been waiting for."

As a free licensed solution, M+NetMail sits within the four walls of an educational institution enabling administrators to maintain 24/7 security and control of the system. It also ensures high system performance without the need for costly hardware or support. A single M+NetMail server can easily support up to 100,000 users. Once installed the solution requires minimal, if any, administration, system monitoring, end-user training or call-center support. This makes it an extremely cost-effective solution for supporting an 'email-for-life' program. Other messaging solutions, by comparison, require significantly more hardware resources, system planning and support.

"With all of my duties, I don't have time to baby sit an email system. With M+NetMail, I don't have to," said Brad Frisch, Network Engineer at Metropolitan Community College where M+NetMail is being used by 165,000 students. "The web interface makes it easy to administer and maintain. And email performance is very speedy, considering the number of students on the system."
"Performance on M+NetMail is outstanding no matter how many students are logged in," adds Tim Malloy, Network Administrator at Columbus State Community College, where M+NetMail is being used by 63,000 students. "Students like it because it's simple to use and reliable."

Upon graduating, students can have their email automatically forwarded to and from their M+NetMail, work and social networking accounts to maintain on-going communication with classmates and teachers. And by providing students with email-for-life, universities can maintain regular communication with their alumni for fund-raising purposes and to notify graduates of new seminars, workshops and adult education programs.

To address the need for tighter security controls and compliance with federal and state regulations, M+NetMail can be combined with Messaging Architects' anti-spam and content-scanning solution. Emails that are exchanged between teachers and students, for example, can be filtered for sexually explicit, racially offensive and sensitive content to prevent potential fines and embarrassing lawsuits. Those emails can then also be archived to meet record retention laws and drive down storage costs, and be immediately retrieved during e-discovery or an open records request to further reduce IT-related costs.

"Messaging Architects provides educational institutions with a comprehensive solution for mitigating risk throughout the lifecycle of an email, from the moment a message is sent and received - to when it's legally permitted to destroy the message," said Alam. "Institutions can get started with M+NetMail today, and then add the other pieces to enforce email usage policies and meet compliance requirements when they're ready."

To date, more than 10 million licenses of M+NetMail have shipped for Windows, Linux and Netware in 24 different languages. The solution's support for LDAP Directory service enables thousands of student email accounts to be automatically created.

Future enhancements of M+NetMail will include the ability to access emails via a mobile phone, integrated contact management and calendaring features, and full integration with Messaging Architects' M+Platform for centralized archiving and sub-second retrieval of email records. M+NetMail will also soon be available as an open source project.

A free live webcast and product demo will take place on Thursday, July 10 @ 1:00 pm EDT.

To download M+NetMail for free and register for the webcast, visit http://www.messagingarchitects.com/freemail

About Messaging Architects
Founded in 1995, Messaging Architects specializes in enterprise, email lifecycle and risk management solutions for government, education, healthcare and corporate businesses. Our software and services provide 100% email uptime and compliance by addressing the need for policy-driven, email security, content filtering, archiving and e-discovery. Used daily by thousands of enterprise clients worldwide, our solutions are compatible with Novell GroupWise (NOVL), Microsoft Exchange (MSFT) and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino (IBM). http://www.messagingarchitects.com.

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