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Open-Xchange Server and ChatterEmail extend Smart Collaboration™

TARRYTOWN, NY, June 14, 2006 – Open-Xchange, Inc., developer of Open-Xchange Server 5, and ChatterEmail, today announced a joint initiative to promote standards-based mobility solutions for Smart Collaboration™.

Open-Xchange Server 5 enables Smart Collaboration™ by providing mission critical collaborative functions like email, calendaring, contacts and task management - fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as Smart Linking, Smart Permissions, document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Open-Xchange Server 5 works with the widest variety of browsers, mobile devices and ‘rich clients' such as Microsoft Outlook. ChatterEmail extends real time “push” email to PalmOS based Treo™ smartphones including the recently released Treo 700p.

“Organizations are trying to deal with the new workplace requirements that staff members must be able to collaborate from anywhere, from any network enabled device and all in real time,” said Dan Kusnetzky, executive vice president, Marketing Strategy for Open-Xchange. “Open-Xchange’s partnership with ChatterEmail offers customers true “push” synchronization with PalmOS based Treo Smartphones. Until now Open-Xchange’s customers synchronized messages between Open-Xchange Server and their Treo smartphone either manually or on a timed basis.”

“ChatterEmail is excited to work with Open-Xchange to enabling 100,000s of users to get direct access to their email in real time,” said Marc Blank creator of ChatterEmail. “ChatterEmail is proud to support applications that rely on published open standards.”

About ChatterEmail
ChatterEmail offers true “push” email with IMAP servers, such as Open-Xchange Server, over the air. It offers full background operation and requires no intermediate or staging server is required. For more information about ChatterEmail, please visit http://www.chatteremail.com . Users wishing to download a free trial can point their Treo browser to get.chatteremail.com. ChatterEmail is now available for a one-time cost of $39.95.

About Open-Xchange Server
Open-Xchange Server 5 delivers twice the functionality of the typical collaboration server at half the price. It works with more browsers, PDA’s and rich clients. Unique features – such as Documail, the integration of document sharing and email, Smart Linking and Smart Permissions – make it the most productive collaboration tool on the market. Organizations use Open-Xchange Server’s GUI-based administration module featuring Tiered Entitlement to implement role-based user management.

Open-Xchange Server 5 supports the two leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SUSE. Innovative connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or extend capabilities to mobile devices, fax servers, back-up utilities, email archiving tools and Samba administration tools.

Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange’s open source project is licensed under the General Public License for the software program and the Creative Commons, Attribution, Noncommercial, ShareAlike or CC:by-nc-sa for the digital content or Web Access Add-on. Open-Xchange Server is ranked #4 out of 358 groupware projects on the freshmeat.net website, #1 in document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and the #163 most popular overall project, out of 40,732 listed projects. The Open-Xchange community website, http://www.open-xchange.org , is visited by more than 200,000 unique visitors. On average, each month, the community version of Open-Xchange Server is downloaded more than 5,000 times. Open-Xchange Server 5 was awarded Best Open Source Solution at LinuxWorld Expo. The readers of ServerWatch awarded Open-Xchange Server best Messaging and Collaboration Solution.

About Open-Xchange Inc.
Open-Xchange Inc. delivers Smart Collaboration™ by offering reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Open-Xchange Inc. is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations concentrated in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit www.open-xchange.com.
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Contact:
Dan Kusnetzky
Tel: +1 941 918-1824
Mob: +1 941 928-5257
dan.kusnetzky@open-xchange.com

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