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Mail Server Competitor Comparison

Pricing and features are taken directly from related websites, customer support, and marketing materials as of March 1, 2013, unless otherwise noted. Information, features and pricing are subject to change. To report corrections, please contact the sales department by emailing During business hours you can also start a live chat or call us at 1.877.357.6278. For a more detailed comparison of SmarterMail and Microsoft Exchange, see SmarterMail and Microsoft Exchange: An Administrative Comparison

Features MDaemon Pro Mailsite Fusion SE IMail Premium Icewarp Enterprise Kerio Connect Exchange 2010 Enterprise SmarterMail Enterprise
Initial cost for 500 mailboxes $1,510 $2,000 $1,795 $2,1801 $13,830 $57,9702 $699
Over-the-air iPhone sync $2,0003 $249
Over-the-air BlackBerry sync
Over-the-air Windows Mobile sync
Exchange ActiveSync (50 mailboxes) $469 $349
Microsoft Outlook sync $2,400 $4,859
Exchange Web Services $149
Webmail interface with collaboration $744
Instant messaging server $744
FTP server
SIP server $79
SMS server $79
Events & notifications system
SyncML synchronization $3,239
Antivirus $2,000 $1,500
Antispam $2,000
Premium antivirus $1,035 $1,629 $839 4 $349
Premium antispam $1,200 $1,509 5 $349
Intrusion detection system
Message archiving $4,480
File storage Available6
Upgrade protection (12 months) $1,985
Business hour support $650 Available7 8
Emergency support (24/7/365) $995 $999 Available9 $34910
Total Cost $5,595 $8,995 $10,352 11$14,240 $15,330 $59,995 $2,644

1Icewarp pricing based on the cost of 450 mailboxes as of March 3, 2011, as pricing information is no longer available directly from their website.

2Exchange 2010 Enterprise pricing as of March 3, 2011, as pricing information is not available on the Microsoft website, and includes Enterprise Client Access Licenses (CALs) for 500 users.

3Exchange ActiveSync license required for every mailbox.

4Included with Enterprise CAL.

5Included with Enterprise CAL.

6Available with the inclusion of Sharepoint Server at an extra charge (licensing varies).

7Available at a substantial extra charge.

8SmarterTools provides two email support incidents with every purchase.

9Available at a substantial extra charge.

10Emergency support is available if needed and is part of the Platinum Support Package. More information about our support packages can be found on the Support page of the SmarterTools website.

11Icewarp provides 30 GroupWare, 30 instant messaging, 30 SIP, 30 SMS, 5 Outlook connectors, 5 SyncML, 5 desktop client and 5 Exchange ActiveSync licenses at no cost by deducting $628 from the total cost at checkout. This discount is reflected in the product's total cost in the chart above.