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What’s New
from Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange products continue to be enhanced and further developed. Existing applications continue to evolve with new features added each release.

This page provides an overview of the key updates in the latest product versions below.

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Email
Messaging and Communication

OX App Suite v7.10.2

This easy to use communication and collaboration solution is now available as version 7.10.2. The new version of OX App Suite includes the following:

  • Calendar usability improvements
  • Edit documents in new browser tabs
  • Multi factor authentication
  • Additional file handling support
  • Background uploading of attachments
  • Security - virus scanning of files

 

OX App Suite
New features with v7.10.2
 
  • Next Generation Calendar Improvements
    Organizers can now specify if participants can change an appointment or not. Additionally, the organizer role can be moved/reallocated to other participants. It is now also possible to download multiple attachments from appointments. Users have a new option that lets them define which shared or public calendars are to be synced with CalDAV to other devices.
  • Edit Documents in New Browser Tabs
    To allow simultaneous document editing and multitasking, documents are now edited in a separate browser tab. The different browser tabs can easily be arranged to be viewed side by side. This makes editing an email and/or different documents together much easier.
  • Multi Factor Authentication
    With this new release, Open-Xchange introduces a new multi-factor authentication framework. This provides an additional method of verifying a user’s authenticity. The ability to request additional authentication, such as SMS messaging, Yubikey security devices, or mobile authenticator applications, can be configured by the customer.
  • Additional File Handling Support
    OX Drive now supports the display of additional Exif data of photos. In addition, OX Drive keeps track of all file versions. Users can always view, download, delete or revert to a prior version of a file at any time. In this version, it is now possible to delete all previous versions of a file in one step. Finally, with this version, administrators can configure how many file versions should be saved as well as their maximum age.
  • Background Uploading of Attachments
    Open-Xchange has modified the behavior for attaching attachments to an email. Now, as soon as you attach an attachment the upload process starts in the background. The user can see the progress of the upload of each attachment with a small gauge on each attachment. This optimizes the user experience. A very useful side effect is that once uploaded, the user can see a preview of the attachment.
  • Security - Virus Scanning of Files
    Open-Xchange improves the security for end users by enabling OX App Suite to perform a virus scan on a file before it is downloaded. Now, if enabled, a user can select to download a file in OX App Suite and the document will be scanned for viruses. If the scan is successful and there are no viruses, the download will start.

Feature Overview

OX Dovecot Pro v2.3.5

With more than 76% market share, OX Dovecot Pro is the world’s market-leading IMAP server. OX Dovecot Pro 2.3.5 includes the following:

  • FTS prefix search
  • FTS indexes
  • Object Storage improvements
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support
OX Dovecot Pro
New features with v2.3.5
  • FTS prefix search
    When enabled, search queries executed by Dovecot on FTS data will match the beginning of words.
  • FTS indexes
    FTS indexes can now be uploaded every N new emails, which helps to avoid excessive FTS reindexing when user changes the backend without flushing.
  • Object Storage improvements
    Eliminated unnecessary obox metacache uploads for unimportant changes in POP3.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support
    Add support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS; drop support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Release Notes Directory

OX Mail App v2

In a mobile first world with users requiring a growing number of devices, the OX Mail app for iOS and Android provides fast and robust email access on both smartphones and tablets.

  • Additional privacy and integration with OX Abuse Shield
  • Offline availability
  • Branding for customized design
  • Grouping notifications on Android
  • Mobile API facade to connect to OX App Suite
OX Mail App
New features with v2
  • Additional privacy features
    OX Mail App v2 comes with privacy features such as certificate pinning (Android only), securely stored credentials, securely stored email bodies, securely stored attachments and integration with OX Abuse Shield.
  • Offline support
    Even without Internet connectivity, you can continue to use OX Mail. Emails that you have previously read will still be accessible, and you can reply, forward, move, delete and flag messages while offline. All your changes will be synchronized once you are back online.
  • Group notifications
    On Android, v2 of the OX Mail App groups notifications together in a way that is native to the system.
  • Branding
    The OX Mail app supports your brand awareness with end users. You can license a branded version, which comes with custom design including colors, graphics, texts, icon and brand name.
  • Mobile API Facade
    The Mobile API Facade is a server component that optimally connects the new mail app with OX App Suite. Facade is based on existing technology that is already in use and proven in the OX App Suite middleware.

Product Guide

OX Display v1.4.1

OX Display provides a high potential opportunity to monetize OX products by publishing non-intrusive, user relevant ads on web and mobile interfaces. The latest version of OX Display includes the following:

  • Optimized ad formats adapted to the latest design changes of OX App Suite 7.10
  • Margins clearly separate ads from all OX App Suite applications
  • Optimized "Email sent" pop-up
  • Wallpaper framing the OX App Suite user interface

OX Display

New Features with v1.4.1
  • Optimized ad formats adapted to the latest design changes of OX App Suite 7.10
    OX Display is designed to work seamlessly with OX App Suite and displays advertising within all OX App Suite applications such as OX Mail, OX Calendar, OX Tasks, OX Portal, OX Documents and OX Drive. With OX Display v1.4.1 the non-intrusive ad formats have been adapted to the new design of OX App Suite v7.10.
  • Margins clearly separate ads from all OX App Suite applications
    All ad spaces (leaderboard, skyscraper, etc.) now come with margins around them. This makes the ads more visible and differentiates them from the application in use. It also ensures an uninfluenced, smooth usability for users.
  • Optimized "Email sent" pop-up
    OX Display v1.4.1 leverages a “mail sent” pop-up, which informs users about a successfully delivered message. The included ad placement can now be closed more intuitively either by clicking on a clearly visible button or on any area outside of the pop-up.
  • Wallpaper framing the OX App Suite user interface
    OX Display v1.4.1 can now combine leaderboard and skyscraper banners into a wallpaper display in one ad space. It frames the OX App Suite user interface providing a very visible yet non-intrusive advertising format.

Product Guide

OX Engage v1.0

OX Engage is a patented solution that lets you inject email on an IMAP level in your customers inboxes on all devices, desktop clients or mobile apps based on OX Dovecot Pro.

  • Email delivery based on IMAP-injection
  • Reach users independently of clients or apps
  • Campaign and database management
  • In-depth analytics to optimize performance
  • Various use capabilities

 

OX Engage
Features with v1.0 
  • Email delivery based on IMAP-injection 
    OX Engage injects email messages directly into your users’ inboxes, using Dovecot Pro IMAP technology. Bypassing server-side spam filtering, our unique real-time targeting abilities ensure that your messages reach your users when they are engaged. 
  • Reach users independently of clients or apps 
    With OX Engage you can monetize users regardless of their preferred email solution. Coverage is available for every browser-based webmail, desktop client and Mail mobile app. 
  • Campaign and database management 
    OX Engage comes with a convenient dashboard, schedule management and split-testing capabilities. Its open API’s let you integrate your preferred DMP, backend CRM or data warehouse to our frontend in order to easily update lists, schedule campaigns, review statistics and more. 
  • In-depth analytics to optimize performance 
    Thanks to a robust in-depth analytics engine, OX Engage can provide high-performance, member activity drill-down and delivery analysis. This lets you understand your users better and optimize your communications accordingly.
  • Various use capabilities 
    OX Engage can also be used for non-advertising needs, for example to onboard new users or simply communicate with your customers. It also lets you notify and alert about important topics when necessary.

Product Guide

Productivity
Storage and collaboration

OX Drive v7.10

This cloud-based storage solution lets users save and synchronize documents, pictures and media online. The latest version of OX Drive now includes the following:

  • Restoring deleted files and folders
  • Sharing files had become even easier
  • Improved information mail for sharing
  • Add files to Favorites
  • New unlock behavior

OX Drive

New features with v7.10
  • Restoring deleted files and folders
    Based on user feedback, the delete/restore functionality has been enhanced. Files and folders can now be restored to the location from which they were deleted in one simple step. This applies to both single files and complete folder hierarchies.
  • Sharing files has become even easier
    The OX Drive functions ‘Create sharing link’ and ‘Invite People’ to share files and folders with others now also lets users selectively share subfolders.
  • Improved information mail for sharing
    The recipient of a shared OX Drive folder or file receives an information email. This email now provides more information about the file or folder being shared, and allows the recipient to quickly scan the most important details if needed.
  • Add files to Favorites
    OX Drive already offered a “Favorite” so that users could quickly access their most important OX Drive folders. With the new version, OX Drive allows users to add folders, as well as specific files to the Favorites area.
  • New unlock behavior
    Sometimes it is necessary to protect a file uploaded to OX Drive by locking it. Previously, only the person locking a file could unlock it. Now, the creator of the file retains unlock ability, too.
OX Documents v7.10.2

OX Documents has always been a compelling feature that attracts customers to OX App Suite. With the following enhancements this fully integrated suite has now become even more attractive:

  • New alignment guides in OX Presentation
  • Check spelling in a different language
  • Color toolbar icons show the last color used
  • Preview improvements

OX Documents
New features with v7.10.2
  • New Alignment Guides in OX Presentation
    With the new alignment guides in OX Presentation, it is now easier to create professional-looking presentations. The new guides help to place objects on slides more precisely and with better alignment.
  • Check Spelling in a Different Language
    OX Text can check spelling in different languages. Now if a document contains texts in different languages, other than the one that is normally used, there is now an easy way to change the spelling language via a context menu.
  • Color Toolbar Icons Show Last Used Color
    We’ve updated the toolbar icons to change the color of text, cells, borders, etc. The toolbar icon now shows the last used color and not the color of the cursor selection. With this change, the user can easily apply the same color without having to use the dropdown.
  • Preview Improvements
    Office documents are now pre-converted to a PDF format automatically on upload. This means that viewing a document is now even faster because the conversion to PDF is already done. Additionally, office documents sent as email attachments are also pre-converted to PDF. This allows for the faster viewing of attachments.

Feature Overview

Security
Email and Network Protection

OX Guard v2.10

OX Guard provides simple, but secure security for emails and files. Based on PGP users can encrypt and decrypt emails and files easily. The latest version includes the following:

  • Updated web interface for external users
  • Share encrypted files

OX Guard

New features with v2.10
  • Updated web interface for external users
    External recipients of emails encrypted with OX Guard are now brought fully into OX App Suite as guest users. They see an inbox listing all their encrypted emails and are also able to reply directly from that inbox. This provides a completely new lead generation opportunity by exposing external users to OX App Suite.
  • Share encrypted files
    OX Guard is now able to easily add and remove shares from encrypted files. This improves file security even when sharing them with others.

Product Guide

OX Abuse Shield v2

OX Abuse Shield provides abuse-prevention for Webmail, POP, and IMAP. It is integrated with both OX App Suite and Dovecot Pro to prevent login and authentication abuse as well as protecting against brute-force attacks. OX Abuse Shield release v2 includes:

  • Long-term storage of login data in Elasticsearch
  • Integration with ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack
  • Suspicious login detection
  • Compromised account reports
  • Pre-configured Kibana reports and dashboards

OX Abuse Shield
New features with v2
  • Product Re-Name to OX Abuse Shield
    Open-Xchange decided to re-name the product from Dovecot Anti-Abuse Shield to OX Abuse Shield. This name change corresponds to the ability to use OX Abuse Shield in different environments.
  • Long-Term Storage of Login Data in Elasticsearch
    Storing all login reports in Elasticsearch; this new functionality is used for sophisticated anomaly detection features such as detecting suspicious logins. 
  • Suspicious Login Detection
    Sending email alerts to end-users or webhooks to abuse and operations teams when logins are detected as suspicious due to anomalies from previous logins.
  • Compromised Account Reports
    Periodic reports, based on long-term data stored in Elasticsearch, sent via webhooks to abuse and operations teams about potentially compromised users and IP addresses abusing the system.

Product Guide

OX Protect v1.0

OX Protect secures your subscribers, their family and all connected devices from malware, phishing and other harmful online content. Users are able to filter inappropriate content for different profiles and control access during specific times.

  • Safe browsing with protection for families
  • Restrict access to certain content at different times
  • Secure devices with malware protection
  • Real-time notifications on malware and access attempts
  • Web portal and mobile apps to configure and manage family filters
  • No additional hardware needed

OX Protect

New features with v1.0
  • Additional privacy features
    OX Protect provides your subscribers with parental control options to create a safe browsing experience for their entire family. Access to categories of websites with unsuitable content such as gambling, violence, and more can be defined and managed per user, profile, group and device easily.
  • Restrict access to certain content at different times
    Time windows help parents restrict temporary access to several categories of websites for homework and sleep times.
  • Secure devices with malware protection
    OX Protect also secures from malware, phishing, and malicious domains based on lookups in white- and blacklists. It protects your subscribers’ devices from being infected or hacked.
  • Real-time notifications on malware and access attempts
    Immediate notifications about infected devices and attempts to access malicious websites let subscribers rest and parents keep calm while their kids are exploring the internet.
  • Web portal and mobile apps to configure and manage family filters
    OX Protect comes with a white labeled web control panel and a brandable mobile app for iOS and Android. Users can configure and manage their very own protection including specific user settings and device filters for single profiles and groups of multiple family members or devices at once.
  • No additional hardware needed
    Unlike other solutions in the market, OX Protect does not require additional end-user hardware. Malware protection and all parental control options are applied on a DNS level.

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