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GFI MailEssentials

GFI MailEssentials

What Is GFI MailEssentials?

GFI Kerio Connect is a communications software that provides email, calendars, contacts, tasks, chat, and more in one unified platform. The software delivers collaboration tools that are easy to deploy and use for SMBs. GFI Kerio Connect brings together email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and chat functionalities into a single solution that can be accessed from computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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Reviews of GFI MailEssentials

Average score

Overall
3.4
Ease of Use
3.5
Customer Service
3.3
Features
3.2
Value for Money
3.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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4
55%
3
27%
2
18%
Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Email security product

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: We used GFI MailEssentials to fight SPAM and Email viruses, it served us well for several years and its highly recommended for SMBs

Pros:

The software is easy to implement, friendly interface, lots of useful functions and customizations.

Cons:

nothing in particular. we didn't face any problems with our setup and the regular updates had been converging most issues.

Eric
I.T. Supervisor in US
Utilities, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

We have used GFI Mail essentials for the past two years to archive our email for our users to access

4.0 6 years ago

Comments: The ability to quickly and effectively archive our emails and retrieve them via a simple web browser gui.

Pros:

It has performed very well as far as the archiving of our emails. Our users are able to retrieve their own emails for themselves therefore reducing the administration overhead of doing the same tasks ourselves.

Cons:

There are only a few gripes and most are minor. One being the amount of segmented archives that seem to get created. Integration with our domain was a little tricky.

Jared
Systems Administrator in US
Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Brain-dead easy to manage, but brain-dead stupid software

2.0 6 years ago

Pros:

I suppose the management interface is generally intuitive, though something as simple as whitelisting an individual address or domain can be stupidly cumbersome. Oh, that email address your manager asked you to whitelist still isn't being allowed through? Better make sure you hit 'apply' in both areas, including the more hidden one not readily apparent from the section you enter the email address. Support is fairly responsive, but I have not once had a serious issue resolved by them and isntead referred to their published knowledge base myself. This is not the fault of their support, but instead limitations of the software itself.

Cons:

Where to begin? Extraordinarily limited anti-spam, anti-spoof and antivirus engines cause so much spam to waltz through on an hourly basis. It is an absolute embarassment of a product that is humiliating to our department - we've switched to Mimecast which we hopefully plan to implement in the next few weeks. We were saved by our endpoint antivirus software, mercifully, when an email spoofing our domain recently was sent to nearly every user in the company simultaneous attached with a crypto payload in a word doc. It is inexcuseable for software this poorly functioning to be marketed and sold at the price they are requesting. This may be particular to our environment due to the nature of our business and the tremendous email volume, so a smaller company may have success with it.

Shawn
Shawn
President in US
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Set it and Forget it AntiSPAM product that we use for most of our non-Office365 Clients

4.0 6 years ago

Pros:

The Installation is fairly quick and easy. GFI has a host of add-ons so it makes it easier to piece-meal the products you want to add to your deployment. Love the end-user SPAM/Quarantine Access. The Daily Digest feature is excellent, clients like the reports they get daily.

Cons:

Can get cumbersome if you start going into the minutiae. The Licensing part I'm not very fond of, if you go over the quantity the software simply stops working after a week or so of grace-period. I would prefer if they sent email reminders when License renewal is closer. Customer Service is hard to get a hold of.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

System administrator

4.0 6 years ago

Pros:

It's very easy to install system. Mostly the default configuration works out of the box without any problems.

Cons:

The system is somewhat easy to use. They have a lot of limitations when you try to do advanced configuration load or reset spam lists.