Since we announced a new evaluation guide on providing IMAP access to POP email accounts, by configuring our M-Box POP/IMAP server to act as a gateway, we've had a considerable surge in evaluation requests.
The gateway function of M-Box has been one that has been part of the product since its launch and, despite placing a product page explaining this feature on our website, we have perhaps been a little guilty in not promoting this feature as much as it deserves.
Of particular interest to new evaluators has been the provision of 'push' email services (based on the IMAP-IDLE protocol) to users, and we've set up in-house test system that demonstrates this ability with a wide range of back-end systems, including IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange.
In the near future we'll be setting up an external server that will allow evaluators to quickly test out the system in a live environment without having to install or configure the system themselves. More on this shortly.
In the meantime we're continuing to explore provision of IMAP and 'push' email to other popular non-IMAP services, including webmail systems like Google's Gmail.