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Open-Xchange Consolidates Webmail and Social Media

Provides Users with Single InBox and Address Book

NUREMBERG, Germany, September 22, 2009 - Open-Xchange, the leading provider of open source groupware, now gives users the ability to consolidate any kind of existing webmail accounts - for example from Google and Yahoo -- into a folder in Open-Xchange so they can managed more easily.

In addition, users can now integrate and merge their address books from Google Mail Gmail and Facebook into Open-Xchange. New contact details are added automatically providing users easy access to the latest contact information - all from one place.

"Open-Xchange follows the path of Social OX, which we announced in July, to add new features that break the silos of isolated information, whether that is e-mail, contacts, calendar information or documents," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "This latest release is another step forward to integrated and effective teamwork."

Open-Xchange recently introduced a new groupware concept called "Social OX," which aggregates e-mail and contact information in one place -- whether personal or business -- avoiding time-consuming searching and giving users access to information anywhere, anytime and with any device.

Additional new features of Open-Xchange 6.12 include:

· Publishing document folders and sharing documents with users who do not have Open-Xchange accounts without sending large file attachments via e-mail.

· Importing contacts and appointments to private and public folders.

· Exporting contacts from private and public folders as CSV and vCard formats.

· Improved functionality of team calendars.

· Backing up and archiving e-mails on the user's computer.

· Redesigned user interface of the OXtender for Microsoft Outlook software add-on.

Open-Xchange is installed by more than 3,500 companies and organizations worldwide. Furthermore, the Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is used by more than 10 million users worldwide as hosted business-class e-mail, along with personal information management (PIM), and full groupware. On-premise customers can update their installations immediately with the new version of Open-Xchange; Software as a Service customers will benefit from the new features as soon as their provider updates their accounts.

A detailed description of all new features of Open-Xchange 6.12 can be seen here.

Anyone can try the latest Open-Xchange improvements for free at a special preview website, http://ox.io.

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premise versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance 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 e-mail 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.

More Stories By Glenn Rossman

Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.

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