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
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Productivity
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Security

 

 

 

Email
Messaging and Communication

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OX App Suite v7.10.5

This easy to use communication and collaboration solution is now available as version 7.10.5. The new version of OX App Suite includes the following:

  • Description (1) Federated Sharing of Folders
  • Description (1) Improved “Connect your device” Wizard
  • Description (1) OX Drive Usability Enhancements
  • Description (1) Saving Email Drafts
  • Description (1) Navigation Improvements
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OX App Suite
New features with v7.10.5


  • Federated Sharing of Folders
    Sharing of folders between context, or deployments, has been significantly enhanced to provide a smooth federated sharing experience. The sharing dialogs have also been updated to facilitate and simplify sharing in general.
  • Improved “Connect your device” Wizard
    Connecting other devices to OX App Suite has been made even easier. The “Connect your device” wizard has been significantly enhanced and features simplified device selection and enablement with the use of QR codes.
  • OX Drive Usability
    OX Drive has received some significant updates, such as the ability to Drag & Drop Desktop folders into OX Drive; improved file/folder sharing dialogs; improved OX Drive search features and the introduction of hints when files/folders are being moved.
  • Saving Email Drafts
    Email drafts are now automatically saved in the drafts folder and are therefore available on all devices by default.
  • Navigation Improvements
    The top navigation area has been slightly redesigned to make accessing modules, help and settings easier.

     

Feature Overview

 

OX Dovecot Pro v2.3.15

With more than 76% market share, OX Dovecot Pro is the world’s market-leading IMAP server. OX Dovecot Pro 2.3.15 includes the following:

 

Description (1)High Availability Shared Mailboxes
 
Description (1)Configuration Support for TLSv1.3 Settings
 
Description (1)Improved Obox Retry Delays
 
Description (1)Improved Process Launching Performance
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OX Dovecot Pro
New features with v2.3.15
  • High Availability Shared Mailboxes
    Previously, OX Dovecot Pro only supported mailbox sharing when all users accessed a mailbox on the same server. As of this release, mailbox sharing is now available across a cluster. All users accessing a mailbox will be transparently proxied to a single Dovecot backend that handles all accesses to the mailbox.
    See https://doc.dovecot.org/configuration_manual/shared_mailboxes/cluster_setup for further information.
  • Configuration Support for TLSv1.3 Settings
    The new version provides configuration support for TLSv1.3 settings (see ssl_cipher_suites and ssl_min_protocol settings).
  • Improved Obox Retry Delays
    Previously, temporary errors when accessing storage with obox would have immediately retried multiple times before returning an error. Now, these retry delay grows between attempts to allow the storage to recover from temporary errors.
    The new retry times are 50ms -> 500ms -> 5s -> 10s. Retries happen for all 5xx errors as well as for 423 (locked) with sproxyd and 409 (conflict) with CDMI.
  • Improved Process Launching Performance
    For heavily loaded servers, new processes were not being launched quickly enough in certain situations, causing various problems. Process launching performance has been improved as of this version
Product Guide
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Productivity
Storage and collaboration

OX Documents v7.10.5

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:

 

Description (1)@mentions in OX Text 
 
Description (1)New Slide Show Toolbar 
 
Description (1)Images as Background
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OX Documents
New features with v7.10.5
  • @mentions in OX Text
    @mentions can now be used in comments. This feature proactively sends relevant users a message when mentioned in order to grab their attention when collaborating.
  • New Slide Show Toolbar
    The new toolbar "Slide Show” has been introduced and allows users to start a presentation directly (from the first slide or the current slide). An additional option can start the presentation in full screen.
  • Images as Background
    OX Presentation now lets you use images as a background for other images. It is also possible to change the transparency of this image.

Feature Overview

 

 

 

Security
Email and Network Protection

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OX Guard v2.10.5

With this new release, Open-Xchange integrates OX Guard even more closely with OX App Suite v7.10.5, particularly the signature verification check. Enhancements to OX Guard in this release include:

 
Description (1)Some adaptions to improve usability in OX App Suite v7.10.5
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OX Guard
New features with v2.10.5
  • Improved Usability with OX App Suite v7.10.5
    With this new release Open-Xchange has made some small changes to integrate OX Guard even more closely with OX App Suite.
OX Abuse Shield v2.4

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 v2.4 includes:

 
Description (1)New wf_dump_entries tool to dump stats DBs to file
 
Description (1)Forwarding Type in Replication Messages
 
Description (1)Support for Prometheus Metrics
 
Description (1)New HTTP Response Headers
 
Description (1)Improved Logging for Lua Errors
 
Description (1)Replfwd is a daemon to forward replication messages and black/whitelist entries between wforce clusters
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OX Abuse Shield
New features with v2.4
  • New wf_dump_entries tool to dump stats DBs to file
    New tool to dump the contents of Stats DBs for debugging purposes
  • Forwarding Type in Replication Messages
    Replication messages now have a forwarding flag, which is used to indicate when a message has been forwarded. This can be used to prevent forwarding loops.
  • Support for Prometheus Metrics
    Both the wforce and trackalert daemons support native Prometheus metrics via the new /metrics REST API endpoint.
  • New HTTP Response Headers
    All HTTP responses now include the following headers like Last-Modified, Date and Cache-Control
  • Improved Logging for Lua Errors
    The Lua wrapper code has been updated to provide better traceback information, including line numbers, for Lua errors. This helps when writing Lua policy that triggers a Lua exception.
  • Introducing Replfwd
    Replfwd is a daemon to forward replication messages and black/whitelist entries between wforce clusters

Product Guide

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OX Protect v2.0

OX 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.

 
Description (1)Security Dashboard for Users 
 
Description (1)Enhanced Notifications and Event Aggregation 
 
Description (1)Homework Time
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OX Protect
New features with v2.0
  • Security Dashboard for Users
    OX 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.

Feature Overview

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