Field-proven, commercial grade email for free.

Scalix Community Edition is a product we've packaged and made available for free so every organization can try out and use our robust messaging solution. It includes Scalix Collaboration Platform – which serves as the foundation for all our product editions –and 5 Premium User mailboxes. As such,Community Edition is a field-proven, commercial grade email platform. As with all Scalix editions, it has a flexible, open architecture, and supports Outlook, Evolution,Scalix Web Access, and any IMAP or POP client. It can be customized, extended and integrated.

Community Edition includes an unlimited number of Standard Users for free. To learn the difference between Premium Users and Standard Users, visit our user types page.

Complete Documentation

Community Edition includes online help for the Management Console and Scalix Web Access. It includes "man pages" on hundreds of Linux commands, so you can get an online explanation of any administrative command including syntax explanations, a listing of its options, etc. Complete product documentation is also available on our Web site including our Installation Guide, Setup and Configuration Guide, Administration Guide, Client Deployment Guide, API Guide and current Release Notes.

Technical Support Resources

We have a number of support resources available to you, including:

  • Community Forums - a vibrant community sharing ideas, moderated by our technical support team. A great place to get ideas or pose new questions.
  • Wiki - your place for how-to's posted by Scalix and Scalix users
  • FAQ - answers to questions we've been frequently asked

You may also opt to purchase incident-based support from our support team.

System Requirements
Operating Systems Supported Full support for CentOS >=6.8 (x86 and x86_64)
Full support for CentOS >=7.2 (x86_64)
Full support for RHEL >=6.8 (x86 and x86_64)
Full support for RHEL 6.6 (s390x and ppc64)
Full support for RHEL >=7.2 (x86_64)
Full support for SLES 11sp4 (x86 and x86_64)
Full support for SLES 11sp4 (s390x and ppc64)
Full support for SLES 12sp1 (x86_64)
Full support for ORACLE Linux >=6.8 (x86 and x86_64)
Full support for ORACLE Linux >=7.2 (x86_64)
Experimental support for OpenSUSE 13.2 (x86 and x86_64)
Experimental support for Ubuntu 14.04 (x86 and x86_64)
Experimental support for Debian >=7.8 (x86 and x86_64)
Disk Space 350 MB for base installation
+ Space for user mailboxes
+ Space for client caches equivalent to 15% of data being indexed
+ 30% additional for LVM snapshot
In-Place Upgrades

If you've deployed Community Edition on a currently supported platform, when you're ready to upgrade, your upgrade experience will be seamless. Upgrading Community Edition on a supported platform to Small Business Edition or Enterprise Edition involves an in-place, license key-only upgrade that can be performed without any user disruption – even while users are logged in and active.

We now have available Starter Packs that make upgrading from the Community Edition a great value for smaller organizations. Available in 5 or 10 Premium User Packs, they also include ActiveSync licenses. Starter Packs can be purchased online in select regions.