Introducing Kerio Connect 9

[divider]Big Mountain remains committed to providing the best Kerio Connect Hosting user experience possible. This post is to announce the latest improvements to the Kerio Connect mail server.  Today, Kerio has released Kerio Connect version 9.0.0. It contains the following improvements:

New user experience for the Kerio Connect Client

The web based Kerio Connect Client has a complete design refresh and includes significant interaction design improvements.

Read more in our Knowledge Base in the Kerio Connect Client category

Filtering messages on the server

Administrators can now apply message filters directly on the server on both the incoming and outgoing messages. You can, for example, add recipients based on sender information, send auto-reply messages, redirect all emails to another mailbox, specify additional actions for spam, and so on.

Read more in our Knowledge Base in the Filtering messages on the server

Configuring additional SMTP relay servers

Administrators can now specify different SMTP relay servers for different domains, senders, recipients, and so on.

Read more in our Knowledge Base in the Configuring the SMTP server

Upgrading Kerio Connect remotely

Administrators can now upgrade Kerio Connect remotely from any browser via the Kerio Connect administration interface without having to download the installation package to the server manually.

Read more in our Knowledge Base in the Upgrading Kerio Connect

New Audit log

In the new Audit log, administrators can keep track of all user authentication attempts.

Read more in our Knowledge Base in the Managing logs in Kerio Connect

Support for IPv6

Kerio Connect now supports IPv6. Services in Kerio Connect can now listen on both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, and administrators can specify IP address groups and access policies also using the IPv6 addresses.

Changes in System Requirements

Discontinued support

  • 32-bit server operating systems (for new installations)
  • Kerio WebMail and Kerio Webmail mini interfaces
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and 9
  • Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 (for server installations)

For more details, read Kerio Connect technical specifications.



Here is a detailed list of updates:

+ Added feature
* Improved/changed feature
– Bug fixed
! Known issue / missing feature

Version 9.0.0 – November 18th, 2015

Kerio Connect
+ Added IPv6 support for services in Kerio Connect – listening on IPv6 addresses.
+ Server-wide email filtering rules for both received and sent messages.
* Improvements in Kerio Connect Client push notification mechanism.
– Optional attendees were not visible in calendar events created by the auto-scheduling functionality.
– Fixed occasional crashes during SQLite database operations.
– Fixed the Certificate Signing Request formatting.
– Signing/encryption of emails could hang in some cases.
– Standard ephemeral Diffie-Hellman key exchange is now disabled by default for TLS.
– Fixed occasional freezing of Account Assistant on running applications check.
– Instant messaging archive inlcudes messages timestamps.
* Kerio Connect Client is now a primary interface for web access, replacing legacy client interfaces.
* Old Webmail Mini was removed.

Kerio Connect Multi-Server
– Fixed couple of issues during backend role deployment.
– Incorrect sender host address in mail log fixed.
– User migration between backends might fail in some cases.
– The ‘maximum number of messages per hour from one IP’ restriction in SMTP server settings is working now.
– MySQL server was periodically restarted in some circumstances.
– Fixed incorrect hostname in the server role setup dialog.
– Managing resource calendars fixed.
– Fixed couple of security issues.

Kerio Connect Administration
* New Audit log file for tracking all user logins.
* IPv6 support.
* Server-wide email filtering rules for both received and sent messages.
* Remote server upgrade can be initiated from web administration.

Kerio Connect Client
* A brand new modern design for better readability. Includes new workflows for managing your emails, calendars, contacts, tasks and notes.
* New unified toolbar for all views (emails, calendars, contacts etc.).
* New interface for calendar.
* New interface for tasks.
* New interface for notes.
* New popup event editor in calendar view.
* New information panel in calendar view for invitation.
* Reply, reply all and ‘more’ don’t scroll when reading through a long email.
* Pull ‘forward’ out of “More” options and put at top of email msg.
* Improvements in Kerio Connect Client push notification mechanism.
– Signing/encryption of emails could hang in some cases.

[divider] For a complete history of all previous releases, please visit the Kerio Connect Release History.

[divider]* Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, Big Mountain will wait to update our Kerio Connect shared servers to version 9 until Wednesday, December 9th at 11pm, PDT.

To learn more about our Kerio hosting solutions, please visit Kerio Connect Cloud shared hosting or our Kerio Connect Dedicated Server pages. If you have any questions about this update or how it relates to your Kerio Connect service, please contact us online or by calling 866-910-1070. Thank you!