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Mail (MX) Server Survey
February 1st, 2013

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 Queried2,458,100   100.0%
Number of Servers that didn't respond425,37217.30%
    Server didn't open socket414,30016.85%
    Server didn't provide banner11,0720.45%
Server provided banner2,032,72882.70%
Server banner identifies software in use1,110,95245.20%

As indicated by the above table, of the 2,458,100 servers queried, only 1,110,952 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
Exim526,69947.41%
Postfix284,86025.64%
Sendmail120,39010.84%
Microsoft94,4828.50%
MailEnable33,6563.03%
MDaemon21,1661.91%
IMail7,4890.67%
Lotus Domino4,6620.42%
WinWebMail3,3390.30%
CommuniGate Pro3,1930.29%
XMail2,1780.20%
Qmail Toaster1,6620.15%
Kerio1,6090.14%
Merak1,2220.11%
SurgeSMTP1,0520.09%
ArGoSoft7490.07%
GroupWise4920.04%
Post.Office3760.03%
Trend Micro3340.03%
MagicMail3240.03%
Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS)3220.03%
Mirapoint1540.01%
VisNetic1280.01%
InterScan VirusWall1240.01%
Mercury580.01%
Interscan470.00%
NetIQ MailMarshal330.00%
WebSTAR V280.00%
Neon Mail Server250.00%
OpenSMTPD240.00%
OpenVMS210.00%
MessageWall200.00%
WebSTAR150.00%
ModusMail140.00%
MAILsweeper50.00%

Detailed Breakdown of Revisions on a Per-Server Basis

Exim (526,699 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.80386,21673.33%
4.7625,8834.91%
4.6925,6204.86%
4.7224,7954.71%
4.7724,6574.68%
4.80.114,5762.77%
4.675,5621.06%
Other19,3903.68%

Postfix (284,860 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other284,860100.00%

Sendmail (120,390 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.13.832,35226.87%
8.13.118,14415.07%
8.14.316,03313.32%
8.14.513,71111.39%
8.14.411,9649.94%
8.12.11.200603084,5823.81%
8.13.6.200606143,5502.95%
8.14.23,2992.74%
8.11.62,2131.84%
8.12.101,9591.63%
8.14.11,8361.53%
8.13.61,6301.35%
8.12.11.200606141,5231.27%
8.13.71,3881.15%
Other6,2065.15%

Microsoft (94,482 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.0.3790.467576,28780.74%
6.0.3790.395910,04610.63%
6.0.3790.18302,7502.91%
7.5.7601.175141,7881.89%
5.0.2195.73811,0091.07%
Other2,6022.75%

MailEnable (33,656 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.986--6,76620.10%
5.10--2,6117.76%
4.26--2,1896.50%
6.5--1,5624.64%
6.0--1,3423.99%
1.981--1,1833.51%
1.983--7292.17%
0-3.63-6802.02%
5.51--6241.85%
6.03--6211.85%
3.62--6141.82%
6.60--5151.53%
5.11--4821.43%
6.57--4511.34%
6.53--4291.27%
0-1.87-3781.12%
Other12,48037.08%

MDaemon (21,166 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
13.0.33,84418.16%
11.0.31,9249.09%
11.0.01,2886.09%
13.0.21,0935.16%
12.5.61,0154.80%
10.0.08093.82%
10.1.26983.30%
10.1.16693.16%
9.6.14942.33%
12.5.44692.22%
9.6.64572.16%
10.1.04352.06%
12.5.83551.68%
13.0.03241.53%
12.0.33121.47%
13.0.13021.43%
12.5.32991.41%
9.6.22981.41%
9.5.22901.37%
9.6.52751.30%
10.0.52561.21%
10.0.22451.16%
9.5.12321.10%
9.5.62301.09%
12.0.42181.03%
Other4,33520.48%

IMail (7,489 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.221,33617.84%
11.581110.83%
12.1.0.2705166.89%
12.2.0.1694536.05%
9.234415.89%
8.154255.67%
11.013975.30%
11.033955.27%
8.052763.69%
10.022152.87%
12.2.0.2352032.71%
12.0.0.3841652.20%
7.071602.14%
7.151331.78%
8.001311.75%
6.061311.75%
11.021241.66%
11.01171.56%
10.011111.48%
12.0.0.348951.27%
9.21761.01%
Other77810.39%

Lotus Domino (4,662 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.5.383817.98%
8.5.3FP23297.06%
8.5.23156.76%
8.5.3FP12335.00%
8.5.2FP22214.74%
8.5.12084.46%
7.0.21863.99%
8.5.3FP31633.50%
8.51523.26%
8.5.2FP31362.92%
8.5.2FP41162.49%
7.0.31062.27%
8.5.1FP5921.97%
8.5.2FP1901.93%
7.0.1881.89%
8.0.1821.76%
8.0.2791.69%
6.5.4751.61%
7.0701.50%
6.5.3671.44%
6.5.1671.44%
8.0641.37%
6.5.5501.07%
Other83517.91%

WinWebMail (3,339 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.8.1.368220.43%
3.8.0.143413.00%
3.7.6.134810.42%
3.8.1.52908.69%
3.7.3.12477.40%
3.8.2.12467.37%
3.8.1.12387.13%
3.7.7.32166.47%
3.8.3.11454.34%
3.7.1.11183.53%
3.7.5.1942.82%
3.7.7.1531.59%
3.6.3.1501.50%
3.7.0.3471.41%
3.7.0.5391.17%
3.8.3.3361.08%
3.7.0.7341.02%
Other220.66%

CommuniGate Pro (3,193 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.1.162748.58%
5.4.81845.76%
4.1.81334.17%
5.4.41263.95%
5.4.61093.41%
5.2.201033.23%
5.3.13932.91%
5.4.5842.63%
5.4.7822.57%
5.4.1752.35%
4.2.10742.32%
5.2.16692.16%
5.3.15642.00%
5.1.12631.97%
5.0.14601.88%
6.0581.82%
5.4.3581.82%
5.2.3581.82%
5.2.19581.82%
5.4.2541.69%
5.2.14451.41%
5.4.0421.32%
5.3.8371.16%
6.0.1361.13%
5.3.9361.13%
5.3.10361.13%
5.2.12341.06%
5.2.8341.06%
5.2.13331.03%
5.1.13331.03%
Other94829.69%

XMail (2,178 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.2761328.15%
1.2251523.65%
1.2536816.90%
1.2624311.16%
1.241567.16%
1.21783.58%
1.23462.11%
1.20341.56%
1.17321.47%
Other934.27%

Qmail Toaster (1,662 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.31,58395.25%
1.2472.83%
Other321.93%

Kerio (1,609 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.7.324515.23%
6.6.21609.94%
6.7.01499.26%
6.5.01247.71%
6.5.21116.90%
6.7.2945.84%
6.4.1925.72%
6.7.1895.53%
6.3.1774.79%
6.4.0633.92%
6.6.1533.29%
6.5.1503.11%
6.6.0493.05%
6.4.2362.24%
6.3.0342.11%
6.0.10201.24%
6.2.0171.06%
Other1469.07%

Merak (1,222 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.0.346738.22%
8.9.113711.21%
8.5.0877.12%
7.5.2614.99%
8.3.8594.83%
7.4.5514.17%
7.6.4494.01%
9.0.0241.96%
7.4.2201.64%
7.2.0191.55%
7.0.1181.47%
7.6.1171.39%
8.3.15151.23%
8.9.0151.23%
7.6.0141.15%
4.4.2141.15%
6.2.1131.06%
Other14211.62%

SurgeSMTP (1,052 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.1c-117516.63%
5.3h2-212311.69%
6.3c2-212011.41%
5.2a-1938.84%
3.9e-1535.04%
6.0a5-5403.80%
6.0a4-4302.85%
3.8k4-4302.85%
4.0u4-4252.38%
5.0e4-4212.00%
4.2d2-2191.81%
4.3g2-2181.71%
3.8i3-3171.62%
3.6f5-5131.24%
5.0e3-3111.05%
4.3g4-4111.05%
3.9h-18111.05%
Other24223.00%

ArGoSoft (749 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.8 (1.8.9.6)18124.17%
1.8 (1.8.9.5)11214.95%
1.8 (1.8.9.3)10313.75%
1.8 (1.8.9.1)7610.15%
1.8 (1.8.8.8)486.41%
1.8 (1.8.8.7)445.87%
1.8 (1.8.9.2)263.47%
1.8 (1.8.9.4)212.80%
1.8 (1.8.8.9)131.74%
1.8 (1.8.6.0)131.74%
1.8 (1.8.8.1)81.07%
Other10413.89%

GroupWise (492 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
7.0.39419.11%
8.0.29118.50%
6.5.75310.77%
7.0.4377.52%
7.0.2306.10%
6.5.6244.88%
8.0.1193.86%
7.0.1193.86%
6.5.4173.46%
6.0.4173.46%
6.5.1153.05%
8.0.3142.85%
12.0.1112.24%
12.0.0112.24%
8.0.081.63%
7.071.42%
6.5.571.42%
Other183.66%

Post.Office (376 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.5.35113.56%
4.1.0.2359.31%
4.1.2.4307.98%
4.0.1256.65%
4.1.1184.79%
3.9.2.3153.99%
3.5.3J133.46%
3.8.3133.46%
4.2123.19%
3.9.2102.66%
4.1.0.3102.66%
3.1.2J92.39%
4.0.1.182.13%
4.1.0.482.13%
3.1.282.13%
3.6.282.13%
4.2.1.171.86%
4.2.1.371.86%
4.1.2.371.86%
3.9.1.261.60%
3.9.161.60%
3.8.7.451.33%
4.2.151.33%
3.5.151.33%
3.9.2.141.06%
4.0.0.141.06%
4.1.2.241.06%
4.141.06%
3.9.2.241.06%
3.9.1.341.06%
Other318.24%

Trend Micro (334 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.712938.62%
5.58023.95%
5.185917.66%
7.0329.58%
7.1236.89%
Other113.29%

MagicMail (324 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other324100.00%

Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS) (322 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other322100.00%

Mirapoint (154 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.3.5-GA159.74%
3.10.10a-GA149.09%
4.2.3-GA117.14%
4.1.10-GA106.49%
3.10.9-GA95.84%
4.3.3-GA85.19%
4.1.9-GA85.19%
4.2.4-GA74.55%
3.10.5-GA63.90%
4.1.4-GA63.90%
3.10.8-GA63.90%
3.10.7-GA53.25%
3.8.5-GA53.25%
3.8.3-GA53.25%
4.1.8-GA42.60%
4.1.3-GA42.60%
3.8.4-GA42.60%
4.1.5-GA31.95%
4.3.4-GA31.95%
3.10.4-GA31.95%
3.7.5a-GA21.30%
3.10.3-GA21.30%
3.8.6-GA21.30%
3.10.2-GA21.30%
3.8.7a21.30%
4.0.5a21.30%
Other63.90%

VisNetic (128 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
9.3.2.03829.69%
9.1.4.11612.50%
8.0.3.164.69%
5.5.8.364.69%
5.8.6.664.69%
7.6.1.064.69%
8.5.0.864.69%
7.2.4.153.91%
5.0.2.343.12%
8.0.343.12%
8.0.3.043.12%
6.2.2.043.12%
9.1.4.032.34%
5.4.5.432.34%
5.8.6.421.56%
5.0.2.121.56%
Other1310.16%

InterScan VirusWall (124 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other124100.00%

Mercury (58 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.483356.90%
3.321424.14%
3.21c35.17%
3.01a23.45%
1.4723.45%
3.2111.72%
1.4411.72%
4.x11.72%
3.3011.72%
Other00.00%

Interscan (47 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.55 (build 1016)1021.28%
3.81-Build_1022817.02%
3.55 (build 1029)612.77%
3.53 (build 2011)48.51%
3.81-Build_108436.38%
3.8-Build_301336.38%
3.53 (build 1493)36.38%
3.53 (build 2017)36.38%
3.53 (build 2013)24.26%
3.5 (build 1294)12.13%
3.51 (build 1337)12.13%
3.55 (build 1020)12.13%
3.8-Build_304512.13%
3.8-Build_108012.13%
Other00.00%

NetIQ MailMarshal (33 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.0.3.82266.67%
5.5.6.726.06%
5.5.6.526.06%
5.5.6.626.06%
6.1.3.1526.06%
5.5.5.613.03%
5.5.4.1713.03%
5.5.4.1613.03%
Other00.00%

WebSTAR V (28 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.4.11346.43%
5.4.0828.57%
5.3.4310.71%
5.3.327.14%
5.3.227.14%
Other00.00%

Neon Mail Server (25 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.0.7728.00%
3.1.3416.00%
3.1.4312.00%
3.1.2312.00%
3.1.0312.00%
3.0.928.00%
3.1.114.00%
3.1.514.00%
3.0.614.00%
Other00.00%

OpenSMTPD (24 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other24100.00%

OpenVMS (21 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.31047.62%
8.4628.57%
7.3419.05%
8.214.76%
Other00.00%

MessageWall (20 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.0.81995.00%
1.0.615.00%
Other00.00%

WebSTAR (15 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other15100.00%

ModusMail (14 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.35.477.0642.86%
4.35.480.0214.29%
4.1.361.2117.14%
3.2.315.017.14%
4.0.340.317.14%
4.3.459.017.14%
4.35.477.817.14%
3.1.302.017.14%
Other00.00%

MAILsweeper (5 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.3.17.0240.00%
4.3.19.0240.00%
4.3.20.0120.00%
Other00.00%



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