Released: September 20, 2018
GFI MailEssentials 21.4 is a release with a number of fixes and new functionalities.
For product downloads and information about upgrading GFI MailEssentials, visit the GFI Upgrade Center.
Released: June 19, 2018
GFI MailEssentials 21.3 is a maintenance release with a number of fixes.
Released: April 17, 2018
The latest version of GFI MailEssentials version 21.2 is now available for download.
This new version of GFI MailEssentials includes updates to the anti-spam and antivirus engines as well as numerous fixes to improve functionality and reliability in the product.
Note upcoming changes to requirements: GFI MailEssentials version 21.2 is the last version that will support the following systems:
Released: October 26, 2017
The latest version of GFI MailEssentials version 21.1 is now available for download.
This new version of GFI MailEssentials brings important fixes to licensing, web UI and anti-spam services. Our focus for this release was to bring improved overall stability and product quality.
Released: October 5, 2017
The latest version of GFI MailEssentials version 21 is now available for download.
This new version of GFI MailEssentials brings new antivirus engines including Sophos and Cyren, as well as an easier licensing model and several fixes to improve the product. GFI is continually reviewing antivirus technology to ensure we are using the best technologies possible. This release includes easier licensing so that partners can manage all of their product licenses and updates from one location.
Released: March 24, 2017
GFI MailEssentials 20.3 provides a few minor feature improvements including allowing whitelist and blocklist configuration from the GFI MailEssentials dashboard, and the ability to scan compressed files with a .gz extension. This release also includes over ten fixes which ensure continued product quality.
Released: January 10, 2017
The latest release of GFI MailEssentials continues to provide considerable improvements and optimisations for a better product experience and also keeping ahead of the curve with the latest security threats. Check out the list below for the list of all the updates to GFI MailEssentials.
The latest version of the Kaspersky AV engine features an intelligent cloud service that enables scanning of unknown executable attachments and make decisions if the files are malicious or not.
This feature will be available to all who have the existing Kaspersky AV addon and upgrade at no additional cost. Must be enabled after agreeing to a EULA on data being transferred.
GFI MailEssentials now supports GFI Directory. As part of the GFI suite of products, when installing GFI MailEssentials in a DMZ or an environment which does not have Active Directory, GFI MailEssentials can be linked to GFI Directory and enable administrators to manage users just like they would with Active Directory. This enables IT administrators a lot more flexibility when managing blocking rules for users in such environments.
Improvements to common/known issues such as:
This version of GFI MailEssentials contains all the updates and security fixes released that have been released since the previous version.
Released: May 3, 2016
The latest version of GFI MailEssentials (Version 20.1) is a bug fix release that comes bundled with all the previous fixes issued previously via live updates and some other tweaks and improvements under the hood.
Released: January 14, 2016
You asked, we delivered! GFI MailEssentials 20, the award winning anti-spam and email security solution, keeps on getting better through a set of major advancements:
The advantage of a multithreaded program is that it can operate faster on computer systems that have multiple or multicore CPUs, or across a cluster of machines. Using this multithreaded approach, GFI MailEssentials supports a substantially faster email throughput with lower resource consumption.
64-bit is required for GFI MailEssentials to process high email volume environments more efficiently. The services that would benefit most from this change are the backend services, which handle both quarantine and reporting stores as well as Action Services service.
GFI MailEssentials can now be installed on non-AD machines such as IIS SMTP or Edge servers leveraging Active Directory even though it is not locally available.
This feature allows Microsoft Exchange 2013 (and later) users to leverage information store scanning, in order to scan for malware via Exchange Web Services (EWS).
GFI is committed to remain abreast with and support Microsoft’s latest technologies. Therefore, this release of GFI MailEssentials is shipping with full support for Exchange 2016, Windows 10 as well as Office 2016.
The above features further equip GFI MailEssentials to better cater for larger environments and MSPs who process large quantities of emails. Not only does the product scale to the volume of mail flow processed but does so seamlessly in the diverse environments it is deployed to.