Before installing GFI MailEssentials, ensure that the system meets or exceeds the below requirements. If these requirements are not met, you may encounter problems during installation or in functionality.
The minimum hardware requirements for GFI MailEssentials are:
|2GHz with multiple cores
|Available Memory (RAM)
|Free Disk space
Hardware requirements depend on a range of factors including email volume, and number of Anti Virus engines enabled in GFI MailEssentials. The requirements specified above are required for GFI MailEssentials only.
Supported Operating Systems
Install GFI MailEssentials on any 64-bit versions of the operating systems listed below.
|Supported Editions and notes
|Microsoft® Windows Server 2019
|Standard, Essentials and DataCenter editions. For more information refer to http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=ME_Win2019.
|Microsoft® Windows Server 2016
|Standard, Essentials and DataCenter editions. For more information refer to http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=ME_Win2016.
|Microsoft® Windows Server 2012
|Windows® Server 2008 R2
|Windows® Small Business Server 2011
|Standard & Premium.
Supported Mail Servers
GFI MailEssentials can be installed on the following mail servers without any further configuration.
- Microsoft® Exchange Server 2019
- Microsoft® Exchange Server 2016
- Microsoft® Exchange Server 2013
- Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010
GFI MailEssentials can also be installed in an environment with any SMTP compliant mail server. In this case, GFI MailEssentials should be installed on the gateway/perimeter server so spam is filtered before reaching the mail server.
GFI MailEssentials can be used with the following Internet browsers:
|Microsoft Internet Explorer
|8 or later
|22 or later
|16 or later
Other required components
|Internet Information Services (IIS®) World Wide Web service
|Internet Information Services (IIS®) SMTP service
|Except when installing on Microsoft® Exchange 2010 or later server
|Microsoft.NET® Framework 4.5 (or higher)
|WCF HTTP Activation
|Required when using SpamTag plugin for Microsoft Outlook
|Windows® Authentication role and Static Content services
|Required when installing on Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
|Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1
|Required when installing on Microsoft Exchange 2010 or later.
|Microsoft XML core services
|Installed automatically by GFI MailEssentials when installing on a US/UK English operating system.
|MSMQ - Microsoft® Messaging Queuing Service
For more information refer to:
GFI MailEssentials can be installed in a virtual environment that meets the requirements of a non-virtual environment, as defined in the previous sections.
VMware and Hyper-V are the only supported platforms for virtualization.