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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Messaging and Communication

OX App Suite Software Subscription v8.19

  • New design principles for improved User Experience and usability.
  • Based on the new design principles, the User Interface has been updated.
  • Built for more focused work, including customizable themes and a dark mode.
  • Based on a Kubernetes architecture for better stability, advanced orchestration, and smoother operations.
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OX App Suite
New features with v8.19
  • New Design Principles
    In this revision, Open-Xchange has adopted new design principles that improve the User Experience. As a result, the User Interface has been significantly improved. Users will both appreciate and embrace this update.
  • Dark Mode
    Users can now switch on Dark Mode, as a theme in Settings. Dark Mode uses bright text on a very dark background, as opposed to black text on a bright white screen. Dark Mode has significant benefits, including emitting less light, which improves readability in low-light environments, thus reducing eye strain.
  • Backgrounds and Themes
    Users can now customize the color and theme of their User Interface! Open-Xchange has added a set of default themes. These themes provide the most used color preferences. In addition, users can combine different backgrounds and accent colors to further personalize their UI.
  • Kubernetes Based Architecture
    Open-Xchange has adopted Kubernetes as its standard for container orchestration. Containers can provide engineering agility for end-to-end software solutions. The Helm charts contain all the necessary resources to deploy a full OX App Suite Software Subscription to a Kubernetes cluster.


OX Dovecot Pro v2.3.21

With more than 76% market share, OX Dovecot Pro is the world’s market-leading IMAP server. OX Dovecot Pro 2.3.21 includes the following:

  • This is a maintenance release of OX Dovecot Pro v2.3 branch, which contains bug fixes, optimizations, and minor feature additions.
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OX Dovecot Pro
New features with v2.3.21
  • This is a maintenance release of OX Dovecot Pro v2.3 branch, which contains bug fixes, optimizations, and minor feature additions.

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Storage and Collaboration

OX Documents v8.19

OX Documents has always been a compelling feature that attracts customers to OX App Suite.

  • With this new release, Open-Xchange integrates OX Documents closely with the new OX App Suite v8.19 features.

OX Drive for Apple iOS

This new OX Drive app, from Open-Xchange, makes all your OX Drive content available in Apple's native Files app.

  • OX Drive is the file storage and management part of Open-Xchange's OX App Suite.
  • This new OX Drive app enhances OX Drive by making all your OX Drive content available within your Apple mobile device’s Files app.
  • Please note that this only works in conjunction with OX App Suite v7.10.6
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OX Drive App for Apple iOS

  • Use Apple's native Files app to browse and organize your OX Drive content.
  • Drag and Drop files from other apps, or storage locations, into OX Drive and vice versa.
  • Compress your files to save storage space
  • Scan documents and directly upload them.
  • Edit files with other supported apps and save the new versions directly in OX Drive.
  • Create sharing links with an expiration date and/or a password for added security.

Product Guide


Email and Network Protection

OX Guard v8.19

With this new release, Open-Xchange integrates OX Guard even more closely with OX App Suite v8.19.

OX Abuse Shield v2.8

OX Abuse Shield provides abuse-prevention for Webmail, POP, and IMAP. It is integrated with both OX App Suite and OX Dovecot Pro to prevent login and authentication abuse as well as protecting against brute-force attacks. OX Abuse Shield release v2.8 includes:

  • Support ELK 7.x Stack
  • Support Date Expansion in WebHook URLs
  • Enable IP and Login substitution in blocklist return messages
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OX Abuse Shield
New features with v2.8
  • Add config option to disable password for /metrics endpoint.
  • Support redis usernames and passwords for redis authentication.
  • Support hostnames for redis configuration in addition to IP addresses.

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PowerDNS Protect v2.0

PowerDNS Protect secures your subscribers, their families, businesses 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.

  • Security Dashboard for Users
  • Enhanced Notifications and Event Aggregation
  • Homework Time
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PowerDNS Protect
New features with v2.0
  • Security Dashboard for Users
    PowerDNS Protect 2.0 comes with a security dashboard that allows users to view reports that show the security status of their network and the connected devices. It informs about blocked attempts to access filtered content, potentially malware-infected devices, and more. Security reports can be viewed over a time period ranging from one to thirty days.
  • Enhanced Notifications and Event Aggregation
    The new version provides a simpler way of displaying, consolidating, and acting on real-time notifications about events such as attempts to visit blacklisted webpages, blocked phishing attacks, and more.
  • Homework Time
    Homework time provides a feature whereby a more restrictive set of filtering rules can be applied during certain times, for example, to support children doing their homework and removing distractions such as messaging apps or video streaming. This can be done on a per-profile basis so different family members can have different homework times and settings.

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