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Now Available for Upgrade - MagicMail Version 2.0.3

Posted on: 2015-04-21| Type: News Item

VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is proud to announce the latest release of MagicMail, version 2.0.3 today, which introduces a new GUI for mail queue viewing and searching, and other improvements based on customer feedback.

MagicMail is a full-featured mail server solution for ISPs and Telcos. The extensive list of built-in features and anti-spam technologies provide industry-leading mailbox protection while providing ISPs and Telcos lower total cost of ownership through reduced overall customer support volume, lower bandwidth consumption and lower hardware and licensing requirements.

MagicSpam Announces 1.0.8 Release

Posted on: 2014-09-17| Type: News Item

VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is proud to announce the latest release of MagicSpam spam protection, version 1.0.8 today, which introduces a complete new user interface and new updated spam protection definitions.

MagicSpam is the "Simple to Buy, Simple to Install, Simple to Use" spam protection released as a standalone installable spam protection package for some of the world's most common email platforms and MTAs including Plesk, cPanel, MailEnable, Zimbra and more. MagicSpam works differently than most spam protection products, in that it integrates directly into the email platform's SMTP layer, which means it can reject the spam messages before the server has to process the contents.

LinuxMagic at Tri-State Telecom Conference

Posted on: 2013-07-24| Type: News Item

JULY 24th, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC: LINUXMAGIC is happy to announce that they will be a sponsor at this years Tri-State Telecom Conference to be held in Sun Valley, Idaho. From July 29th to July 31st, come and visit LinuxMagic at it's display booth. showing the 300+ expected attendees the importance of email and spam protection in the ISP and Telecom Industry by demonstrating such products as our Carrier Grade MagicMail Platform and discussing the latest features in the new MagicMail 2.0 Release.

LinuxMagic Booth at cPanel Conference 2012

Posted on: 2012-09-26| Type: News Item

SEPT 26th, 2012 VANCOUVER, BC: LINUXMAGIC is happy to announce that they will be a Sophomore sponsor at this years cPanel Conference 2012 in Houston, Texas. From October 8th to 10th come and visit LinuxMagic at booth #49 near the cPanel store. LinuxMagic will be proudly showing the 500+ expected attendees the importance of email and spam protection in the Hosting Industry by demonstrating such products as our Carrier Grade MagicMail Platform, and MagicSpam for cPanel/WHM Pro version 2.0!

Announcing MagicSpam Pro for WHM/cPanel

Posted on: 2011-11-16| Type: Press Release

VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is happy to announce the release of its highly anticipated MagicSpam PRO for WHM/cPanel. This spam protection product for the hosting industry is the latest in a series of spam protection tools that LinuxMagic has ported from their acclaimed MagicMail product line, and now it is available for all cPanel Hosting Providers, so that they can offer spam protection done right, directly to their customers, in a cost effective, easy to deploy module that fits with their business needs, and makes it simple to add MagicSpam protection to their platform, as a value added service.

HSPs know how competitive the hosting market is, and any other product that can help them increase their monthly revenues will put them over to top against their local competition. At the same time MagicSpam Pro for WHM/cPanel allows for the individual customers to manage their own spam protection, thus decreasing administration time and cost, and increasing customer loyalty and user empowerment.

Parallels/MagicSpam Case Study

Posted on: 2011-10-26| Type: Press Release

OptimaNet uses Parallels Plesk Panel together with MagicSpam from LinuxMagic to significantly improve customer satisfaction at its web hosting business.

OptimaNet Schweiz AG, a leading Swiss provider of online services, uses Parallels Plesk Panel with MagicSpam from LinuxMagic to empower its customers with self-service provisioning and keep them happy by protecting servers from spam emails and a range of other common server attacks.

Kentucky Chooses Canadian Email Platform

Posted on: 2011-07-07| Type: Press Release

July 7th, 2011 VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is proud to announce the sale of their flagship Email Platform, "MagicMail" to six different Kentucky based ISP's and Telco's in the month of July alone, as they continue their expansion in the US marketplace of Tier Two ISP and Telecommunications companies.

LinuxMagic is a Canadian Software development company with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and San Jose, Costa Rica specializing in products for the ISP, Telecommunication and Hosting sectors, and a world wide reputation for their Carrier Grade Email Platforms and Spam Protection technologies.

These latest sales mean that nearly 20% of the people in Kentucky who use one of the Tier Two ISP's for their internet connectivity will be using the MagicMail platforms for their daily email communications and spam protection.

LinuxMagic adopts Costa Rican employee bonus model

Posted on: 2011-05-02| Type: News Item

APRIL 29th, 2011 VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is proud to announce that they have launched a new employee incentive/bonus plan based on a Costa Rican employee bonus model, and now all their employees will have another present to look for in December.

LinuxMagic is a Canadian Software development company which has recently launched a new office in Costa Rica to better service the Latin American markets, and already the culture is rubbing off back at the Vancouver Head Office.

Announcing latest MagicSpam Release(s)

Posted on: 2011-05-02| Type: News Item

APRIL 28th, 2011 VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is proud to announce that they have released their latest MagicSpam® Spam Protection updates, including the 64 Bit version for MailEnable email servers, and a production release of MagicSpam for Zimbra.

MagicSpam for MailEnable High Performance Integration

Posted on: 2011-01-04| Type: News Item

January 4, 2011 - Vancouver, BC: For those subscribers using the MagicSpam for MailEnable integration package, LinuxMagic, the creators of MagicSpam, are proud to announce the release of a new method of integration as developed jointly between the developers at MailEnable and LinuxMagic.

This new integration method has been proven in trial testing to increase efficiency of stopping spam BEFORE it has to be processed by the server by a significant margin in the upwards figure of processing at 5 times the speed.

New Tuxedo WebMail version is released!

Posted on: 2010-08-31| Type: News Item

August 31, 2010 - VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is pleased to announce the release of their latest version of Tuxedo Webmail. This new version includes many new features and improvements over the already palatable ajax webmail offering, incorporating new plugins, improved data layout, message thread sorting, real time column display updates, and much much more.

With this release of Tuxedo WebMail, LinuxMagic is offering a limited time special price of only $79.99, with $10 from every purchase going to the RoundCube Project, without which Tuxedo would not have been possible.

For more information or to try a demo of the system, please visit

Now Available for Upgrade - MagicMail Version 1.3 with Advanced Built-in Spam Protection

Posted on: 2010-05-12| Type: Press Release

May 12, 2010 - Vancouver, BC: LinuxMagic is pleased to announce the latest release of MagicMail 1.3 now available for download and installation.

The latest release of MagicMail Version 1.3, is an important upgrade to the base operating system, modelled on the Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support). This ensures that the system will be stable and secure for years to come with the stability of a Debian based packaging systems, the strength of the worldwide Ubuntu community, and backed by the LinuxMagic team to keep customers email servers up to date, and easy to use.

MagicMail 1.3 is a major release, and LinuxMagic developers are moving forward on building out on the 1.3 product line over the next few months.

Here is why the MagicMail 1.3 email server platform is popular with ISP and Telcos.

New Features and Improvements

o Tuxedo Webmail (Ajax) now available as an option for customers o New alerting system for critical issues and releases. o Updates to Content Filtering Rules. Total control of the filtering. o Enhanced spam protection from free email providers. o Faster and easier MagicMail updates. o User friendly interfaces with an improved GUI tools. o New spam rule GUI tool, to view all users spam settings. o Quicker resolutions to support questions. o New Log Search GUI to find all the log entries that apply to a given email

As a comprehensive release and improvement, MagicMail 1.3 represents a major upgrade to the underlying operating system (Debian;Ubuntu), and the expert in-house LinuxMagic Support team will be providing the upgrade.

To ensure a smooth transition, customers are requested to contact the support team to schedule a convenient time for the upgrade.

About LinuxMagic makers of MagicMail

LinuxMagic is a leader in developing anti spam solutions for the ISP and Telco markets. As a member of the Canadian Anti-Spam Task force and the number one Linux Development house in the Pacific Northwest USA, LinuxMagic continues to provide technology specifically targeted towards customers looking for simpler integrated solutions for their mail servers. For more information on MagicMail please visit

LinuxMagic joins the Parallels Summit with MagicSpam for Parallels Plesk

Posted on: 2010-02-19| Type: News Item

February 22-24, 2010 Miami, Florida. LinuxMagic, the creator of MagicSpam for Parallels Plesk, will be attending the 5th annual Parallels Summit.

Visit us at the Parallels Marketplace where MagicSpam will be a featured product among the Parallels Partners.

MagicSpam is an anti-spam product designed for specific email server solutions to target spam and junk mail, and remove it before it gets in your inbox. This is the ultimate spam protection package that's easy to install and easy to use. Visit for more information about the MagicSpam solutions that we offer.

MagicSpam for cPanel Now in Beta!

Posted on: 2009-12-14| Type: News Item

December 14, 2009 - VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic, the creators of MagicSpam, are happy to announce it has now released it's first BETA version for the CPanel product lines. Now providers who use CPanel WHM can get the same great protection that previously was limited only to other software bases. MagicSpam for CPanel (Version 11.0 and greater) BETA release was driven by customer demand, to stop spam BEFORE the server has to process it.

ISP's and Telco's know how important this is, not only to reduce server loads and bandwidth, but to prevent the 'backscatter' that many filtering systems generate. And the anti spam components in MagicSpam are the same proven technologies that are used in the 'MagicMail' servers that ISP's and Telco's use.

MagicSpam makes it simple for a one click install, and comes complete with management consoles, stats, logging, reputation lists, and more. The BETA program is expected to run for one month, after which the production version should be made available to the public. For more information on MagicSpam please visit

If you are interested in a trial of the BETA release for CPanel, please contact for further information.

City West Moves to MagicMail Platform

Posted on: 2009-11-14| Type: News Item

NOV 14th, 2009 VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is proud to announce that City West Cable and Telephone, Prince Rupert BC, has chosen to move to LinuxMagic's flagship product, MagicMail for all their email and anti-spam handling needs.

Given the current economy, LinuxMagic is seeing more operators who need to have more effecient email servers, that are easier to maintain and more user friendly. ISP's and Telco's are finding that email processing and anti-spam handling is becoming more and more complex, and rather than spending more dollars in IT staff, hardware, and development, it is much more cost effective to purchase a turn-key solution for the ISP/Telco market.

LinuxMagic has had a strong penetration in the US Market for some time, and it is nice to see local providers choosing local technologies designed and built right here in Canada. The MagicMail server is designed to lower adminstrative burdens, and develop happier and more loyal customers. Every support call costs on average $6 dollars, and anything that can lower the number of support calls is a welcome addition.

Not only do MagicMail purchasers get the Email Server Product, they also have the support of one of the foremost experts in email and spam security, as well as a more stable redundant infrastructure built on Linux Technology.

President/CEO Michael Peddemors reports.. “ISP's and Telco's understand. In order to reduce costs, email should be simple, and this can only be accomplished with a complete system. And with our industry leading Anti-Spam technologies and tools, customers are more happy and loyal as well.”

MagicMail is designed for ISP's and Telco's from 2,000 users to 200,000 users and is one of the few products specifically designed for ISP's, and one of the even fewer that comes with integrated Anti-Spam protection. “Allowing users to take control of their own inbox, makes for happier customers. There should be no reason to have to buy an extra 'spam protection', every email server should have it built-in. This makes it much easier for users to control what they want to see and what they don't, and administrators like it as it also helps stop outbound spam leakage, which can get them blacklisted and affect of their customers.” Michael adds.

“City West Cable and Telephone is the number one provider of Internet Access in the Prince Rupert area, and it is always nice when a company of their stature recognizes the strategic advantages of buying MagicMail”.

Tuxedo 0.3 Beta Released

Posted on: 2009-07-07| Type: News Item

JULY 7th, 2009 VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic is proud to announce the release of Tuxedo 0.3 beta, the advanced AJAX webmail client for your email server. The latest update of Tuxedo features many design changes aimed to improve usability and performance. Based on the latest OpenSource technology from the RoundCube webmail team, Tuxedo gives you the functionality of traditional IMAP email software on the web.

With this new release, we are announcing a limited time offer. Until August 15th, Tuxedo is available for only $79.00 with $10.00 from every sale going to support the RoundCube project without which Tuxedo would not have been possible.

Tuxedo is available for download immediately after your purchase confirmation as a single file package. With no databases and simple configuration options, you can have this sleek webmail interface set up on your email server in minutes. For more information and to try a demo of Tuxedo visit

MagicSpam Anti Spam Cures Backscatter one Mail Server at a Time!

Posted on: 2009-03-20| Type: News Item

MARCH 20th, 2009 VANCOUVER, BC: LinuxMagic, the creator of MagicSpam, has discovered that significant levels of spam are coming from legitimate servers. Using the data collected from UCEPROTECT's backscatterer database, LinuxMagic released a report containing backscatter levels from email servers and is working to help these email operators eliminate it from their servers.

Major Licensing Deal for Anti-Spam Technology.

Posted on: 2009-01-26| Type: News Item

Vancouver, BC - Jan 26, 2009 LINUXMAGIC, a Vancouver based software company has announced today that it has just reached a deal for its 'MagicSpam' Anti-Spam technology with, PARALLELS, a world leader in products for the hosting service provider market. LinuxMagic and Parallels have teamed up to offer 'MagicSpam' as the Anti-Spam solution for Parallels worldwide customer base.

LinuxMagic has built a world wide reputation for it's email and anti spam technologies, and being chosen by a company with the size and reputation of Parallels as a vendor for its Anti-Spam validates that reputation. The technology underpinning 'MagicSpam' is already in use protecting millions of users at major ISPs and Telcos throughout North America as 'MagicMail'.

MagicSpam for Plesk Released

Posted on: 2008-09-23| Type: News Item

LinuxMagic continues its reputation for Anti-Spam products by releasing some of its tools in a module specifically designed for the Parallels/SWSoft product "Plesk". This product is specifically designed to do more edge level protection. This helps to keep the majority of Spam offenders out before the filtering stage, improving performance and reducing backscatter.

This product should be especially attractive to hosting companies that resell Plesk products as a economical way to provide the best of MagicSpam protection, at a cost that is attractive to their customers, and yet allows for additional recurring revenue streams.

MagicMail Readies Latest Release

Posted on: 2008-07-04| Type: News Item

LinuxMagic is about to release its latest release of the MagicMail product, built especially for ISPs and carriers. And the company is excited about its latest offering which include more enhancements to the interfaces for both end users and administrators, and making Anti-Spam protection even easier and more flexible.

President/CEO Michael Peddemors had this to say about the upcoming release. "It is all about making life easier both for email administrators and for customers... Especially in the ISP/Telco markets. And now with the updated statistical analysis tools, and updated SMTP daemons, ISPs can expect even lower call counts at the support desks, and better customer loyalty."

Spam Rats Now Blocks over 50%

Posted on: 2008-05-27| Type: News Item

LinuxMagic is pleased to announce that the SpamRats database now allows mail servers to block over 50% of unwanted email and spam. SpamRats is in use at ISP's throughout North America, and because of the unique detection tools available, the RATS IP reputation databases which have now reached over 20 million IP addresses, representing mostly infected PC's, Trojans and Bots used to send out Spam, dictionary attacks, and brute force password attacks.

These Trojans and Bots sources are responsible for 50% of the traffic detected at mail servers.

SpamRats now 4 million IP's , blocks 20% of traffic

Posted on: 2008-02-18| Type: News Item

SpamRats Database now has over 4 million IP addresses listed in its worst offender database, representing mostly infected PC's, Trojans and Bots used to send out Spam, dictionary attacks, and brute force password attacks.

And these Trojans and Bots sources are responsible for 20% of the traffic detected at mail servers. These represent the worst sources of attackers and spammers detected by the Spam Rats detection tools.

SpamRats blocks over 3 million IP Addresses

Posted on: 2008-01-15| Type: News Item

SpamRats Database now has over 3 million IP addresses listed in it's worst offender database, representing mostly infected PC's, Trojans and Bots used to send out Spam, dictionary attacks, and brute force password attacks.

LinuxMagic's flagship email server product 'MagicMail' with it's built in Anti-Spam technology, designed for the ISP and Telco's has been using IP reputation in it's servers to help block connections from Trojans and Bots, to reduce server loads and help in the fight against Spam.

Choice Communications chooses MagicMail Solutions

Posted on: 2008-01-10| Type: News Item

LinuxMagic a leading edge provider of Mail Server software and anti-spam solutions for the ISP and Telco industry, is happy to announce that Choice Communications has chosen the 'MagicMail' high volume email solution to provide email for their business.

Choice Communications, a large full service ISP based out of St. Martin, Virgin Islands, has chosen LinuxMagic's mail server solution, MagicMail and it's Best of Breed integrated anti-spam technologies to provide email and spam protection services for its customer's 20,000 email boxes. By selecting MagicMail's high volume email and anti-spam package, Choice Communication will now better protect its customers and dramatically reduce its email administration costs, and improve it's email service offerings.

As the reputation of the MagicMail servers continue to grow, LinuxMagic is experiencing more and more sales beyond continental North America, and is looking to expand into both new and emerging markets world wide.

U.S. Courts Help Protect Internet Service Providers

Posted on: 2007-09-10| Type: News Item

With the recent court judgment that ruled in favour of anti-spam company Kaspersky Labs, the courts have now given Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their customers the right to 'Just Say No...' to email marketing and other types of spam.

Wizard IT, a leading Canadian anti-spam solutions provider, is delighted with the outcome of the case, which now gives consumers and their Internet providers the legal right to restrict access to material that the provider or user considers to be "obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable".

Delmarva Online Selects MagicMail To Protect Its Customers

Posted on: 2007-09-09| Type: News Item

LinuxMagic a leading edge provider of Mail Server software and anti-spam solutions has agreed to provide its 'MagicMail' high volume email solution to Delmarva Online, a large Internet service provider based in Salisbury, Maryland.

Delmarva has chosen LinuxMagic's server software, MagicMail, and anti-spam technologies to provide email and spam protection services for its customer's 45,000 email boxes. By selecting MagicMaill's high volume email and anti-spam package, Delmarva will now better protect its customers and dramatically reduce its email administration costs.

SpamRats Running Rampant on the Internet

Posted on: 2007-08-16| Type: News Item

SURREY, BC -- Wizard IT Services As security threats continue to plague email and Internet users, Wizard IT recently launched its newest project, The much anticipated SpamRats project is now up and running and is being introduced as a 'Solution Set' of fully-automated and free Real Time BlackLists (RBLs), designed to target various Trojans, Bots, infected PCs and other IP address which are being used to send out spam.

Building on its reputation as a leader in anti-spam technologies, Wizard IT is now offering the public these anti-spam tools for free through the SpamRats website ( and through MagicMail, a product offering from its sister company LinuxMagic. The tools provided on the SpamRats website are designed to be used use by anyone and on almost any email server.

U.S. Email Marketers Now Leading Producers Of Unwanted Bulk Mail

Posted on: 2007-07-31| Type: Press Release

SURREY, BC -- LINUXMAGIC According to the latest statistics coming from Internet Service Providers (ISPs), 'Commercial Email Offerings' have now taken over from the traditional types of spam as the leading source of 'Unwanted Bulk Email' (UBE) being sent worldwide.

This, so called, 'Grey Area Spam' has gotten so rampant that in some cases recipients are receiving up to 20 offerings per day from the same marketing company. Although many of these companies are compliant with CAN-SPAM (a U.S. legal requirement for commercial email marketers to follow), the amount of email that they send is so prolific that it is costing businesses an estimated $10 billion each year. These cost include technical expenditures and lost productivity in order to deal with the unwanted email.

LinuxMagic Fights Spam With Their Enhanced Version of MagicMail

Posted on: 2007-07-23| Type: News Item

Surrey, BC -- LINUXMAGIC -- As security threats from viruses and spam continue to grow and plague Internet and email users, LinuxMagic, a British Columbia based Linux support and product development company, recently launched its latest version of MagicMail. The latest version enables users to take advantage of enhancements made to combat viruses, spam and email marketers. MagicMail is an industry leading mail server solution specifically designed for Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

LinuxMagic at Spring ISPCON 2007

Posted on: 2007-05-08| Type: News Item

Surrey, BC -- May 10, 2007 -- LINUXMAGIC will join more than 2500 Internet industry professionals on May 23-25th in Orlando, Florida for ISPCON, the definitive event for wired and wireless service providers. Come drop by our booth number 312.

You can also join us at "Email: The Crucial Impact it Plays in Customer Retention and Your Bottom Line" presented by LinuxMagic's President/CEO Michael Peddemors in Salon 12.

LinuxMagic Appoints Josh Wilsdon as V.P. of Technical Development

Posted on: 2004-06-11| Type: News Item

Surrey, BC -- June 21, 2006 -- LINUXMAGIC a leading edge Linux support and development company, has officially announced today the appointment of Josh Wilsdon as their new Vice President of Technical Development.

Mr. Wilsdon joined LinuxMagic Inc. in 2001. Since joining LinuxMagic, Josh has shown a great deal of leadership within the company. From spearheading some of LinuxMagic's largest projects to co-developing its well-known ISP mail server solution, Josh has proven he has what it takes to be a leader in the fast-paced field of Linux software development.

LinuxMagic chosen for trade tour of China, Korea and Hong Kong

Posted on: 2004-06-09| Type: Press Release

Surrey, BC -- June 9, 2004 The "NOW" newspaper

Whalley's LinuxMagic will be part of a mission to Asia to promote Canadian technology.

The mission is co-sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and Monte Jade and will visit China, Korea, and Hong Kong.

Computers Lose Weight at FitnessWorld

Posted on: 2003-12-10| Type: News Item

Surrey, BC -- December 10,2003 -- LINUXMAGIC today announced successful completion of it's Linux-based, thin client 'WorkPlace' solution for all BC FitnessWorld locations. The project included replacement of Windows desktops and implementation of 60 thin client workstations using LinuxMagic's own network integration solution, 'WorkPlace'. The project is estimated to reduce FitnessWorld's annual cost of desktop ownership and support by $2,000 per workstation, and allow FitnessWorld to more easily expand its future operations in the areas of personal training, wellness, and fitness services.

LinuxMagic Software Announces New Sales of it's Anti-Spam 'MagicMail' Server

Posted on: 2003-06-12| Type: Press Release

Surrey, BC -- June 12, 2003 -- LINUXMAGIC Software today announced completion of sales of it's Anti-Spam 'MagicMail' Server to DSL EXTREME and ALLWEST COMMUNICATIONS.

DSL EXTREME is a major California Internet Service Provider (ISP) serving over 100,000 accounts, and ALLWEST COMMUNICATIONS is a large Utah based communications company. Sales to these organizations continue to prove the versatility of LinuxMagic's Mail Service offerings, and the recognition of how important Anti-Spam controls are to their customer base. The 'MagicMail' Server is one of the first complete 'All in One' solutions offerings a complete Email Delivery System, and designed to completely protect their customers from Spam and Virus's. In addition, it offers 'Simple to Use' customer tools to pro actively stop 'Future Spam'. LinuxMagic recently released this complete package which contains all of LinuxMagic's Specialized High Performance Email Tools, tools used in servers serving over 10 million emails per day. LinuxMagic released these tools in a complete package that offers unlimited user licensing, and runs under LinuxMagic's own customized Linux Operating System with a complete Administration Package.

Announcing the LinuxMagic Workplace

Posted on: 2003-01-01| Type: Press Release

Surrey, BC -- January 1, 2003 -- LINUXMAGIC is pleased to announce that it has begun deploying its "WorkPlace" servers as a low cost, easy to maintain, and efficient way to replace all the expensive PCs running in an office environment. By using "Thin Client" technology, and Open Source Linux Software, we are able to provide all the tools the average office needs for their staff to perform efficiently, and yet save thousands of dollars per station in hardware and software costs, as well as reducing the administration loads at the same time.