Recently GFI MailEssentials users may have experienced disruption to their service. We are happy to report that this is now resolved. If you have temporarily disabled Bitdefender, please re-enable it and your email service will resume. If you continue to experience any problems, follow this guide to manually update Bitdefender definitions.

System requirements - GFI MailEssentials


Hardware

The minimum hardware requirements for GFI MailEssentials are:

  • Processor: 2GHz with multiple cores
  • Memory (RAM): 2GB dedicated for GFI MailEssentials
  • Disk space: 10GB dedicated for GFI MailEssentials

Note that the above requirements depend on a range of factors including email volume and number of Anti Virus engines enabled. 

Software

  • Any version of Microsoft Windows Server (x86/x64) from 2008 onwards. 
  • Microsoft IIS SMTP service or Microsoft Exchange Server 2007*/2010/2013/2016 (*SP1 or later for Exchange 2007)
  • Microsoft IIS World Wide Web service
  • Microsoft Messaging Queuing Service (MSMQ)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4/4.5
  • ASP.NET & Windows Authentication role services when installing on Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server/Microsoft SQL Server Express (free) is suggested for the Reporting engine database for installs with more than 100 mailboxes.

Discontinued

  • McAfee and VIPRE AVs have been discontinued.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003 is no longer supported.
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 is no longer supported.

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