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Mail (MX) Server Survey
February 1st, 2012

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 Queried2,295,233   100.0%
Number of Servers that didn't respond365,15915.91%
    Server didn't open socket353,47515.40%
    Server didn't provide banner11,6840.51%
Server provided banner1,930,07484.09%
Server banner identifies software in use1,053,40745.90%

As indicated by the above table, of the 2,295,233 servers queried, only 1,053,407 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
Exim465,73144.21%
Postfix245,97023.35%
Sendmail128,98612.24%
Microsoft123,83911.76%
MailEnable33,1993.15%
MDaemon21,1502.01%
IMail9,3110.88%
Lotus Domino4,8230.46%
WinWebMail3,8850.37%
CommuniGate Pro3,3550.32%
XMail2,3150.22%
Kerio2,0770.20%
Qmail Toaster1,6970.16%
Merak1,5810.15%
SurgeSMTP1,2260.12%
ArGoSoft9870.09%
GroupWise7440.07%
Trend Micro4540.04%
Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS)4020.04%
Post.Office4000.04%
MagicMail3500.03%
Mirapoint2260.02%
VisNetic1700.02%
InterScan VirusWall1600.02%
NetIQ MailMarshal630.01%
Interscan630.01%
Mercury550.01%
Neon Mail Server430.00%
WebSTAR V420.00%
OpenVMS220.00%
MessageWall210.00%
OpenSMTPD190.00%
ModusMail160.00%
WebSTAR150.00%
MAILsweeper100.00%

Detailed Breakdown of Revisions on a Per-Server Basis

Exim (465,731 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.69368,00579.02%
4.7636,2277.78%
4.7220,3874.38%
4.7710,8242.32%
4.678,2971.78%
4.635,6891.22%
Other16,3023.50%

Postfix (245,970 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other245,970100.00%

Sendmail (128,986 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.13.832,17224.94%
8.13.121,62316.76%
8.14.317,55213.61%
8.14.411,1888.67%
8.14.59,8377.63%
8.12.11.200603085,4964.26%
8.13.6.200606144,4123.42%
8.14.23,9143.03%
8.11.62,9362.28%
8.12.102,8312.19%
8.13.62,5291.96%
8.14.12,3781.84%
8.12.11.200606142,0211.57%
8.13.71,8341.42%
8.12.111,6561.28%
8.12.81,4291.11%
8.13.41,3681.06%
Other3,8102.95%

Microsoft (123,839 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.0.3790.467596,81578.18%
6.0.3790.395916,77313.54%
6.0.3790.18304,6103.72%
5.0.2195.73811,4651.18%
Other4,1763.37%

MailEnable (33,199 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.986--9,25227.87%
4.26--2,6497.98%
5.10--2,0286.11%
1.981--1,8135.46%
1.983--1,1413.44%
0-3.63-8062.43%
3.62--7872.37%
5.51--7852.36%
5.11--6832.06%
4.22--4881.47%
4.23--4441.34%
0-1.87-4281.29%
0-4.26-4131.24%
0-5.51-4071.23%
0-2.53-3601.08%
--3.633331.00%
Other10,38231.27%

MDaemon (21,150 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
11.0.32,74012.96%
12.5.22,62612.42%
11.0.01,2575.94%
12.0.31,0504.96%
10.0.09634.55%
10.1.29574.52%
12.0.48073.82%
12.5.17773.67%
10.1.17403.50%
9.6.15752.72%
9.6.65402.55%
12.5.05182.45%
10.1.04852.29%
9.6.53601.70%
12.0.13601.70%
9.5.23511.66%
10.0.53491.65%
9.6.23311.57%
9.5.13111.47%
10.0.23031.43%
12.0.03001.42%
9.5.62881.36%
9.6.42771.31%
8.1.32641.25%
10.0.42471.17%
9.0.42421.14%
11.0.22161.02%
Other2,91613.79%

IMail (9,311 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.221,66517.88%
11.51,53816.52%
8.156136.58%
11.035475.87%
9.235415.81%
11.014614.95%
8.053703.97%
9.203553.81%
11.023523.78%
9.103423.67%
10.022813.02%
11.02752.95%
7.072292.46%
7.152112.27%
8.001811.94%
6.061661.78%
10.011381.48%
9.211151.24%
Other93110.00%

Lotus Domino (4,823 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.5.353411.07%
8.5.24809.95%
8.5.2FP23787.84%
8.5.13106.43%
7.0.22495.16%
8.5.2FP32274.71%
8.52044.23%
8.5.2FP11883.90%
7.0.31523.15%
8.0.11172.43%
8.5.1FP51112.30%
7.0.11092.26%
8.0.21062.20%
6.5.4992.05%
6.5.1992.05%
8.0821.70%
6.5.3811.68%
7.0781.62%
8.5.1FP3721.49%
7.0.3FP1631.31%
6.5.5621.29%
6.5591.22%
8.5.1FP4591.22%
7.0.2FP2561.16%
Other84817.58%

WinWebMail (3,885 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.8.1.387622.55%
3.8.0.163216.27%
3.7.6.149812.82%
3.7.3.13378.67%
3.8.1.13378.67%
3.7.7.33067.88%
3.8.1.52406.18%
3.7.1.11684.32%
3.7.5.11243.19%
3.7.7.1902.32%
3.6.3.1741.90%
3.7.0.5651.67%
3.7.0.3641.65%
3.7.0.7521.34%
Other220.57%

CommuniGate Pro (3,355 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.1.162577.66%
5.4.21885.60%
4.1.81745.19%
5.4.11564.65%
5.2.201203.58%
5.3.131193.55%
5.2.16932.77%
4.2.10872.59%
5.3.8812.41%
5.4.3752.24%
5.3.12712.12%
5.4.0702.09%
5.0.14692.06%
5.1.12682.03%
5.2.3651.94%
5.2.19651.94%
5.2.14591.76%
5.3.10551.64%
5.3.14541.61%
5.2.12511.52%
5.1.13511.52%
5.3.9481.43%
5.4451.34%
5.2.8431.28%
5.2.13401.19%
5.3.11381.13%
5.3.7371.10%
5.1.14351.04%
5.3.15341.01%
Other1,00730.01%

XMail (2,315 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.2253523.11%
1.2545919.83%
1.2745419.61%
1.2630113.00%
1.242189.42%
1.21974.19%
1.23542.33%
1.20441.90%
1.17371.60%
1.12321.38%
Other843.63%

Kerio (2,077 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.7.328813.87%
6.6.222210.69%
6.7.01919.20%
6.5.01456.98%
6.7.21316.31%
6.5.21306.26%
6.4.11175.63%
6.7.11135.44%
6.3.1974.67%
6.4.0823.95%
6.6.0753.61%
6.5.1743.56%
6.6.1612.94%
6.4.2492.36%
6.3.0331.59%
6.2.0251.20%
6.1.3221.06%
6.1.0211.01%
6.0.10211.01%
6.2.2211.01%
Other1597.66%

Qmail Toaster (1,697 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.31,60294.40%
1.2684.01%
1.0181.06%
Other90.53%

Merak (1,581 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.0.365241.24%
8.9.116210.25%
8.5.01127.08%
7.6.4724.55%
7.5.2724.55%
8.3.8654.11%
7.4.5593.73%
9.0.0301.90%
7.4.2241.52%
7.2.0221.39%
7.6.1201.27%
8.2.4201.27%
7.0.1201.27%
8.9.0191.20%
8.3.15191.20%
6.2.1181.14%
4.4.2181.14%
Other17711.20%

SurgeSMTP (1,226 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.3h2-234428.06%
5.2a-115412.56%
3.9e-1836.77%
4.2d4-4816.61%
3.8k4-4433.51%
5.3h-1423.43%
4.0u4-4403.26%
5.0e4-4393.18%
4.2d2-2231.88%
3.8i3-3231.88%
4.3g2-2221.79%
5.0e3-3171.39%
3.6f5-5161.31%
4.2a3-3151.22%
4.3g4-4151.22%
3.9h-18151.22%
3.7b8-8151.22%
3.9c-1131.06%
5.1c2-2131.06%
4.3e-1131.06%
5.1c-1131.06%
Other18715.25%

ArGoSoft (987 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.8 (1.8.9.6)23423.71%
1.8 (1.8.9.5)15615.81%
1.8 (1.8.9.3)11912.06%
1.8 (1.8.9.1)858.61%
1.8 (1.8.8.8)737.40%
1.8 (1.8.8.7)515.17%
1.8 (1.8.9.2)424.26%
1.8 (1.8.9.4)272.74%
1.8 (1.8.6.0)222.23%
1.8 (1.8.8.1)161.62%
1.8 (1.8.9.0)131.32%
1.8 (1.8.8.9)131.32%
1.8 (1.8.8.2)111.11%
Other12512.66%

GroupWise (744 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
7.0.315620.97%
8.0.215520.83%
6.5.78311.16%
7.0.2567.53%
7.0.4486.45%
8.0.1466.18%
7.0.1304.03%
6.5.4304.03%
6.5.6222.96%
6.5.1212.82%
8.0.0212.82%
6.0.4182.42%
6.5.5141.88%
7.0101.34%
Other344.57%

Trend Micro (454 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.718640.97%
5.511224.67%
5.188117.84%
7.0459.91%
7.1173.74%
Other132.86%

Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS) (402 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other402100.00%

Post.Office (400 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.5.36215.50%
4.1.0.2399.75%
4.0.1348.50%
4.1.2.4225.50%
3.5.3J205.00%
4.1.1164.00%
3.9.2.3153.75%
3.8.3133.25%
4.2112.75%
3.1.2J112.75%
3.9.2112.75%
4.1.0.392.25%
3.1.292.25%
4.0.1.182.00%
3.8.7.482.00%
4.1.0.482.00%
3.6.282.00%
4.1.2.371.75%
3.9.2.161.50%
4.0.0.261.50%
4.1.2.261.50%
4.2.151.25%
3.5.151.25%
3.5.251.25%
3.9.151.25%
4.151.25%
3.9.1.351.25%
3.9.1.241.00%
4.0.0.141.00%
3.5.441.00%
3.9.2.241.00%
Other256.25%

MagicMail (350 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other350100.00%

Mirapoint (226 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.10.10a-GA2511.06%
4.2.3-GA229.73%
3.8.4-GA208.85%
3.10.5-GA187.96%
3.10.9-GA135.75%
3.8.3-GA135.75%
4.1.10-GA135.75%
3.10.8-GA114.87%
4.1.3-GA104.42%
4.1.9-GA93.98%
3.10.7-GA83.54%
4.1.8-GA73.10%
4.1.4-GA62.65%
3.8.5-GA52.21%
3.8.2-GA41.77%
3.10.4-GA41.77%
3.8.7a41.77%
4.2.4-GA41.77%
3.10.3-GA41.77%
4.3.3-GA31.33%
4.1.5-GA31.33%
Other208.85%

VisNetic (170 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
9.3.2.05230.59%
9.1.4.12414.12%
5.8.6.6105.88%
8.5.0.884.71%
5.5.8.384.71%
8.0.3.174.12%
7.6.1.063.53%
8.3.5.052.94%
8.0.352.94%
5.0.2.352.94%
8.0.3.052.94%
7.2.4.152.94%
9.1.4.042.35%
5.3.5.042.35%
6.2.2.031.76%
5.0.2.121.18%
5.4.5.421.18%
7-6-1-021.18%
Other137.65%

InterScan VirusWall (160 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other160100.00%

NetIQ MailMarshal (63 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
6.0.3.84368.25%
5.5.6.769.52%
6.1.3.1557.94%
5.5.6.523.17%
5.5.6.623.17%
5.5.4.1623.17%
5.5.5.911.59%
5.5.4.1711.59%
5.5.5.611.59%
Other00.00%

Interscan (63 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.55 (build 1016)1117.46%
3.55 (build 1029)711.11%
3.81-Build_1022711.11%
3.8-Build_301369.52%
3.53 (build 2017)57.94%
3.81-Build_108457.94%
3.55 (build 1020)46.35%
3.52 (build 1375)34.76%
3.53 (build 2011)34.76%
3.53 (build 1493)34.76%
3.53 (build 2013)23.17%
3.5 (build 1294)11.59%
3.51 (build 1337)11.59%
3.51 (build 1321)11.59%
3.6-Build_124611.59%
3.8-Build_304511.59%
3.81-Build_105511.59%
3.8-Build_108011.59%
Other00.00%

Mercury (55 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.482850.91%
3.321527.27%
3.01a23.64%
1.4723.64%
3.21c23.64%
3.3023.64%
3.2111.82%
1.4411.82%
3.3111.82%
4.x11.82%
Other00.00%

Neon Mail Server (43 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
3.1.31125.58%
3.0.71023.26%
3.0.9613.95%
3.1.449.30%
3.1.049.30%
3.1.236.98%
3.1.124.65%
3.0.812.33%
3.1.512.33%
3.0.612.33%
Other00.00%

WebSTAR V (42 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
5.4.12047.62%
5.4.0819.05%
5.3.4614.29%
5.3.3511.90%
5.3.224.76%
5.3.012.38%
Other00.00%

OpenVMS (22 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
8.3940.91%
7.3731.82%
8.4313.64%
6.114.55%
7.214.55%
8.214.55%
Other00.00%

MessageWall (21 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
1.0.82095.24%
1.0.614.76%
Other00.00%

OpenSMTPD (19 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other19100.00%

ModusMail (16 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.35.477.0743.75%
4.35.480.0318.75%
4.1.361.2116.25%
3.2.315.016.25%
4.0.340.316.25%
4.3.459.016.25%
4.35.477.816.25%
3.1.302.016.25%
Other00.00%

WebSTAR (15 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
Other15100.00%

MAILsweeper (10 servers)

Version Number of Servers Percent
4.3.17.0330.00%
4.3.20.0220.00%
4.3.19.0220.00%
4.3.14.0110.00%
4.3.6.0110.00%
4.3.1.0110.00%
Other00.00%




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