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How SmarterMail Stacks Up

SmarterMail is the most affordable and feature-rich mail server on the market, and is the only mail server to offer native MAPI other than Microsoft Exchange. In addition, SmarterMail includes features beyond Exchange such as Video Chat and Team Workspaces.

Below, you'll see exactly how SmarterMail stacks up to the competition.

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SmarterMail vs Exchange

  • Product licensing for SmarterMail is less than Exchange, in and of itself.
  • Exchange requires Client Access Licenses (CALs) for each user. SmarterMail does not.
  • Exchange requires significantly more robust hardware than SmarterMail.
  • Exchange requires additional Microsoft licensing, such as Active Directory, whereas SmarterMail does not.
  • While Exchange includes synchronization options, even with them added, SmarterMail easily beats Exchange.
  • Licensing costs were obtained in November 2019.

SmarterMail vs IceWarp

  • Team Chat is not included with IceWarp.
  • IceWarp offers MAPI-like functionality via an Outlook connector that uses a mixture of IMAP, WebDAV and other protocols that can't provide a true Exchange experience.
  • IceWarp does not provide native EWS but instead offers an Outlook connector that uses a mixture of IMAP, WebDAV and other protocols that can't provide a true Exchange experience.
  • IceWarp's connectors have to be installed on every client machine that requires them.
  • Licensing costs were obtained in November, 2019.

SmarterMail vs IMail Server

  • IMail does not offer Exchange-level functionality for Outlook for Windows.
  • IMail does not offer Exchange-level functionality for Outlook for Mac and the Mail application on MacOS.
  • Licensing costs were obtained in November 2019.

SmarterMail vs MailEnable

  • MailEnable offers MAPI-like functionality via an Outlook connector that uses a mixture of IMAP, WebDAV and other protocols that can't provide a true Exchange experience.
  • MailEnable's connector has to be installed on every client machine that requires it.
  • MailEnable does not offer any Exchange functionality for Outlook for Mac or the Mail application on MacOS.
  • Licensing costs were obtained in December 2019.

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