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Mail (MX) Server Survey
May 1st, 2014

Report Description
This report is a comprehensive report involving all mail servers we know of visible on the internet. For each domain in our conventional web server survey, we also determine the list of mail servers that provide inbound mail services (via MX record lookups). Each unique mail server is connected to once each month, where we wait for the server's "220 " message which usually accompanies a banner revealing the server software being used.

Basic Response Statistics
When connecting to an MX server, a number of different responses are possible. The remote server may not be up and running or completely refusing connections, it may not respond back with a "220 " line in the amount of time we wait, nor will it always provide a banner that identifies the type of software running.

Description> Number of Servers Percent
Total Number of MX Servers Queried2,495,213   100.0%
Number of Servers that didn't respond452,12518.12%
    Server didn't open socket441,72917.70%
    Server didn't provide banner10,3960.42%
Server provided banner2,043,08881.88%
Server banner identifies software in use1,143,74745.84%

As indicated by the above table, of the 2,495,213 servers queried, only 1,143,747 servers responded with a banner that allow us to identify the software being used. All of the remaining information in this report is based on the responses that allowed us to identify the software in use.

Basic Technology Breakdown
Server Type Number of Servers Percent
Exim579,37050.66%
Postfix334,02129.20%
Sendmail100,6968.80%
Microsoft55,3604.84%
MailEnable31,6192.76%
MDaemon19,7451.73%
IMail5,4310.47%
Lotus Domino3,4120.30%
CommuniGate Pro2,8970.25%
WinWebMail2,5030.22%
XMail1,8850.16%
Qmail Toaster1,4380.13%
Kerio1,1500.10%
SurgeSMTP9880.09%
Merak8340.07%
ArGoSoft5130.04%
MagicMail3010.03%
Post.Office3000.03%
GroupWise2870.03%
Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS)2670.02%
Trend Micro2270.02%
OpenSMTPD980.01%
InterScan VirusWall940.01%
Mirapoint770.01%
VisNetic680.01%
Mercury310.00%
Interscan290.00%
OpenVMS220.00%
WebSTAR V220.00%
NetIQ MailMarshal180.00%
Neon Mail Server160.00%
ModusMail100.00%
MessageWall80.00%
WebSTAR60.00%
MAILsweeper40.00%

Detailed Breakdown of Revisions on a Per-Server Basis

Exim (579,370 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.82359,12161.98%
4.80.1116,07620.03%
4.8029,9655.17%
4.7618,3183.16%
4.7217,7963.07%
4.6912,7092.19%
4.779,3121.61%
Other16,0732.77%

Postfix (334,021 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other334,021100.00%

Sendmail (100,696 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.13.824,36324.19%
8.14.518,36118.23%
8.14.415,05214.95%
8.13.113,43613.34%
8.14.38,4188.36%
8.12.11.200603083,0243.00%
8.13.6.200606142,7442.73%
8.14.21,8891.88%
8.14.71,8211.81%
8.11.61,4251.42%
8.12.101,2701.26%
8.14.11,1551.15%
8.13.61,0281.02%
Other6,7106.66%

Microsoft (55,360 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.0.3790.467543,91479.32%
6.0.3790.39595,0099.05%
7.5.7601.175142,2864.13%
6.0.3790.18301,3412.42%
Other2,8105.08%

MailEnable (31,619 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.986--3,54411.21%
6.5--2,4897.87%
5.10--1,6855.33%
4.26--1,2243.87%
6.0--1,1983.79%
8.00--9613.04%
7.06--8432.67%
1.981--6862.17%
7.07--6622.09%
7.50--6191.96%
7.0--5591.77%
7.53--5351.69%
6.57--5281.67%
6.70--4931.56%
7.55--3841.21%
3.62--3551.12%
8.01--3421.08%
1.983--3381.07%
Other14,17444.83%

MDaemon (19,745 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
13.6.21,7668.94%
14.0.01,7468.84%
11.0.31,3056.61%
11.0.01,0705.42%
13.0.41,0535.33%
13.0.59194.65%
13.6.07733.91%
13.5.26423.25%
13.5.16013.04%
13.6.15912.99%
12.5.65702.89%
10.0.05612.84%
10.1.24642.35%
13.0.34612.33%
10.1.14182.12%
12.5.43491.77%
13.0.23461.75%
9.6.13301.67%
10.1.03181.61%
9.6.63031.53%
9.6.22541.29%
9.5.22071.05%
Other4,69823.79%

IMail (5,431 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
12.3.0.10089116.41%
8.2264911.95%
12.2.0.2355339.81%
11.53807.00%
9.233235.95%
8.152945.41%
8.052204.05%
12.4.0.1662053.77%
11.031793.30%
11.011723.17%
10.021643.02%
12.1.0.2701512.78%
11.021222.25%
7.071182.17%
6.06981.80%
7.15971.79%
12.2.0.169971.79%
8.00681.25%
10.01571.05%
Other61311.29%

Lotus Domino (3,412 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.5.356616.59%
8.5.3FP31785.22%
8.5.21765.16%
8.5.3FP61504.40%
8.5.3FP21464.28%
8.5.11444.22%
8.5.3FP41384.04%
7.0.21213.55%
8.5.2FP21163.40%
8.5.3FP51093.19%
8.51012.96%
8.5.3FP1992.90%
8.5.2FP3862.52%
8.5.2FP4842.46%
7.0.3661.93%
8.5.1FP5621.82%
8.0.1551.61%
7.0531.55%
8.0.2531.55%
8.5.2FP1511.49%
6.5.4501.47%
6.5.3491.44%
7.0.1471.38%
6.5.1441.29%
8.0401.17%
6.5361.06%
Other59217.35%

CommuniGate Pro (2,897 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.1.162839.77%
6.0.71886.49%
6.0.81866.42%
6.0.51244.28%
5.2.201043.59%
4.1.8953.28%
6.0.9682.35%
5.3.13642.21%
5.4.11612.11%
5.3.15592.04%
4.2.10561.93%
5.0.14561.93%
5.4.4531.83%
5.1.12511.76%
5.4.10501.73%
5.2.19501.73%
6.0.6481.66%
5.4.8471.62%
5.4.6471.62%
5.2.3461.59%
5.2.16441.52%
6.0.1421.45%
5.4.1421.45%
5.4.5371.28%
6.0.4361.24%
5.2.14321.10%
5.4.0291.00%
Other89931.03%

WinWebMail (2,503 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.8.1.344517.78%
3.8.0.12399.55%
3.7.6.12329.27%
3.8.1.51887.51%
3.8.6.11767.03%
3.8.1.11596.35%
3.9.0.11576.27%
3.8.5.11576.27%
3.7.3.11415.63%
3.7.7.31265.03%
3.8.2.11024.08%
3.7.1.1722.88%
3.7.5.1572.28%
3.8.3.1491.96%
3.8.3.3451.80%
3.6.3.1311.24%
3.7.0.3291.16%
3.7.7.1261.04%
Other722.88%

XMail (1,885 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.2763233.53%
1.2249226.10%
1.2527214.43%
1.261809.55%
1.241045.52%
1.21562.97%
1.23281.49%
1.17231.22%
1.20211.11%
Other774.08%

Qmail Toaster (1,438 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.31,36895.13%
1.2382.64%
Other322.23%

Kerio (1,150 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.7.320918.17%
6.7.01139.83%
6.6.21049.04%
6.5.0928.00%
6.5.2766.61%
6.7.2685.91%
6.4.1635.48%
6.3.1554.78%
6.6.1514.43%
6.7.1504.35%
6.4.0423.65%
6.5.1393.39%
6.3.0282.43%
6.6.0242.09%
6.4.2211.83%
6.0.10141.22%
Other1018.78%

SurgeSMTP (988 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.5a-129629.96%
6.3c2-2989.92%
6.4a-1979.82%
5.2a-1515.16%
5.3h2-2444.45%
6.1c-1404.05%
3.9e-1323.24%
6.0a5-5222.23%
3.8k4-4161.62%
4.0u4-4161.62%
6.6b-7141.42%
5.0e4-4131.32%
6.6a-1111.11%
4.2d2-2111.11%
3.9h-18111.11%
6.0a4-4101.01%
6.6b-10101.01%
3.8i3-3101.01%
Other18618.83%

Merak (834 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.0.329535.37%
8.9.110312.35%
8.5.0627.43%
8.3.8465.52%
7.6.4414.92%
7.5.2384.56%
7.4.5344.08%
7.2.0161.92%
7.6.1161.92%
7.0.1141.68%
7.4.2121.44%
8.9.0121.44%
9.0.0121.44%
8.3.15121.44%
8.2.4101.20%
6.2.191.08%
Other10212.23%

ArGoSoft (513 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.8 (1.8.9.6)13626.51%
1.8 (1.8.9.5)7414.42%
1.8 (1.8.9.3)6913.45%
1.8 (1.8.9.1)5410.53%
1.8 (1.8.8.7)305.85%
1.8 (1.8.8.8)285.46%
1.8 (1.8.9.2)193.70%
1.8 (1.8.9.4)132.53%
1.8 (1.8.6.0)101.95%
1.8 (1.8.8.9)81.56%
1.8 (1.8.7.3)71.36%
Other6512.67%

MagicMail (301 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other301100.00%

Post.Office (300 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.5.34013.33%
4.1.2.43812.67%
4.2.2258.33%
4.1.0.2237.67%
4.1.1175.67%
4.0.1134.33%
3.5.3J113.67%
3.9.2.3113.67%
4.2103.33%
4.1.0.382.67%
4.2.1.382.67%
3.1.2J72.33%
4.2.1.172.33%
4.1.0.462.00%
3.1.251.67%
3.9.251.67%
4.1.2.351.67%
3.9.151.67%
3.9.1.241.33%
3.9.1.341.33%
3.8.7.441.33%
3.5.141.33%
3.5.431.00%
4.2.1.231.00%
4.0.0.131.00%
3.9.2.131.00%
3.5.231.00%
3.8.331.00%
3.9.2.231.00%
4.1.2.231.00%
Other165.33%

GroupWise (287 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
7.0.34515.68%
8.0.24114.29%
6.5.73311.50%
7.0.4289.76%
8.0.3248.36%
12.0.2196.62%
7.0.2186.27%
6.5.4103.48%
6.5.6103.48%
6.0.482.79%
7.0.162.09%
8.0.062.09%
12.0.162.09%
8.0.141.39%
6.5.541.39%
12.0.041.39%
6.5.231.05%
14.0.031.05%
6.0.131.05%
Other124.18%

Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS) (267 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other267100.00%

Trend Micro (227 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.79039.65%
5.54720.70%
5.183816.74%
7.02310.13%
7.1156.61%
8.531.32%
3.5331.32%
Other83.52%

OpenSMTPD (98 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other98100.00%

InterScan VirusWall (94 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other94100.00%

Mirapoint (77 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.3.5-GA1114.29%
4.3.6-GA79.09%
4.4.3-GA79.09%
4.2.3-GA67.79%
4.4.4-GA56.49%
4.4.2a-FCS45.19%
4.1.10-GA45.19%
3.10.10a-GA33.90%
4.3.7-GA33.90%
3.10.4-GA22.60%
4.1.9-GA22.60%
4.3.3-GA22.60%
4.2.4-GA22.60%
4.4.4b-GA22.60%
4.1.5-GA22.60%
3.10.7-GA22.60%
3.8.3-GA22.60%
3.8.4-GA22.60%
3.8.5-GA22.60%
4.1.3-GA11.30%
3.3.3-GR11.30%
3.7.5a-GA11.30%
4.1.4-GA11.30%
3.8.7a11.30%
3.10.2-GA11.30%
4.1.8-GA11.30%
Other00.00%

VisNetic (68 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
9.3.2.01725.00%
9.1.4.168.82%
8.0.3.157.35%
6.2.2.045.88%
8.5.0.845.88%
5.0.2.334.41%
9.1.4.034.41%
7.2.4.134.41%
5.8.6.634.41%
5.5.8.334.41%
5.0.2.022.94%
8.0.322.94%
7.6.1.022.94%
5.3.5.022.94%
8.3.5.011.47%
8.3.0.111.47%
8.5.0.511.47%
5.8.6.411.47%
5.4.5.411.47%
8.0.3.011.47%
9.1.4.1 da-lax-msg mail.davidco.com11.47%
6.0.9.011.47%
9.1.4.1 provided by Techfount Systems Pte Ltd11.47%
Other00.00%

Mercury (31 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.481651.61%
3.321135.48%
3.21c26.45%
3.2113.23%
4.x13.23%
Other00.00%

Interscan (29 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.81-Build_1022620.69%
3.55 (build 1016)413.79%
3.81-Build_1084310.34%
3.8-Build_3013310.34%
3.55 (build 1029)310.34%
3.53 (build 2011)26.90%
3.53 (build 1493)26.90%
3.5 (build 1294)13.45%
3.55 (build 1020)13.45%
3.51 (build 1337)13.45%
3.53 (build 2013)13.45%
3.53 (build 2017)13.45%
3.8-Build_108013.45%
Other00.00%

OpenVMS (22 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.3940.91%
8.4731.82%
7.3522.73%
8.214.55%
Other00.00%

WebSTAR V (22 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.4.11359.09%
5.4.0627.27%
5.3.4313.64%
Other00.00%

NetIQ MailMarshal (18 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.0.3.81161.11%
5.5.6.5211.11%
5.5.6.6211.11%
5.5.5.615.56%
5.5.4.1715.56%
5.5.6.715.56%
Other00.00%

Neon Mail Server (16 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.0.7531.25%
3.1.4212.50%
3.1.2212.50%
3.1.3212.50%
3.1.0212.50%
3.0.616.25%
3.0.816.25%
3.0.916.25%
Other00.00%

ModusMail (10 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.35.477.0660.00%
4.1.361.21110.00%
3.2.315.0110.00%
4.35.477.8110.00%
3.1.302.0110.00%
Other00.00%

MessageWall (8 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.0.8787.50%
1.0.6112.50%
Other00.00%

WebSTAR (6 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other6100.00%

MAILsweeper (4 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.3.17.0250.00%
4.3.19.0125.00%
4.3.20.0125.00%
Other00.00%




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