updated 3/29/2011 8:46:32 AM ET 2011-03-29T12:46:32

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Open-Xchange, a supplier of open source business-class email and groupware, today announced additional usability enhancements and flexibility, plus enhanced mobile support for smartphones.

Open-Xchange users can now choose whether new windows open in a new tab or in a new browser pop-up screen. A new space-saving compact panel is especially useful for tablet users and for those using Open-Xchange on smaller screens.

The latest Open-Xchange webmail start page is redesigned with greater flexibility to give users the option to select which modules to display. And, it's easier than ever to set up email filters, which can be established based on the subject, sender, recipients or mailing list.

"Our mission is to create the world's best webmail and groupware that is intuitive and easy-to-use, as well as accessible when mobile," said Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange. "We continue to make strides with these usability enhancements that let users set up their Open-Xchange the way they want, while making it a central place to aggregate other email accounts and their social network contact information."

In addition, Open-Xchange will release a new preview of its Mobile Web App giving users access to their data on Open-Xchange Server 6. With a smartphone running a web-based browser like the iPhone or Android devices, Open-Xchange Mobile Web App offers online and offline access to appointments, contacts and emails while on the road using the smartphone. Optimized for low bandwidth connections, Open-Xchange Mobile Web App offers instant and fast over-the-air access to data, which is safely stored on the Open-Xchange Server. By integrating with the smartphone, users can initiate phone calls right from Open-Xchange.

Open-Xchange adds Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese as supported languages. Now, Debian 6, CentOS 5.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 (RHEL6) are officially supported. Plus, Open-Xchange has now implemented OAuth for authentication of external services like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook so that users only need to authorize once and not login each time they want to access that service. With the " Social OX " feature in Open-Xchange, users are able to merge their contact information from LinkedIn and Facebook.

Anyone can try this new Open-Xchange release, along with the Mobile Web App at a special preview website, www.ox.io.

More information on the latest Open-Xchange update is available at www.open-xchange.com/en/ox_6_20_news.

Open-Xchange is used by more than 24 million people worldwide as hosted and on-premises business-class email and groupware. On-premises customers can update their installations with this release. SaaS customers will receive the new features as soon as their provider updates their accounts.

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source email and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider's existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and email storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.

Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, please visit www.open-xchange.com.

CONTACT: Glenn Rossman, Baker Communications Group
         914-623-8354, ox@bakercg.com

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