This Friday we are releasing another BETA.
In 2 to 3 weeks were releasing a VERY IMPORTANT BETA that will have all the backend functionality to support MAPI. This will change the way we store all configuration files and data in SmarterMail. We are eliminating almost all XML configuration files at the System, Domain and User levels by using SQLite. Team Workspaces and Mailing Lists were already implemented in SQLite but even they are being rolled into a single SQLite database per Domain! These changes drastically reduce the number of files, File I/O and Memory. We have introduced a much more optimized memory caching layer instead of the MANY CACHES we have that were added or built over the years.
After releasing some BETA's stabilizing all the backend changes we will then release the MAPI protocol, allowing customers to use Microsoft Outlook.
Between SmarterMail 16.x and 17.x, SmarterMail will have been completely rewritten using all the latest technologies and will have allow us to focus on the remaining work we have to offer Clustering and a Linux version.
This is a major milestone for SmarterTools and we're extremely excited!