Changes in Version 4.3.1

Jan 19th, 2017

New Features/Enhancements

  • Added support for Perfect Forward Secrecy
  • Added TLS 1.2 support


  • Fixed an issue where certain Outlook updates can cause the add-in to disable itself
  • Fixed error regarding valid recipient domains
  • Fixed an issue where Outlook was required to be in Cached Exchange Mode to upgrade
  • Updated German Translation files
  • Other security updates

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Changes in Version

July 05th, 2016

  • Added Outlook 2016 support

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Changes in 4.2.2

May 18th, 2015

  • Added ability to mark attachments sent via the Outlook Add-in and web portal to expire upon first visit (single-use links)
  • Updated the Mail Express Server JRE to 1.7.0 Update 76
  • Updated to latest version of OpenSSL (1.0.2a) to address a number of security vulnerabilities
  • Improved localization of the pickup page
  • Fixed an issue where Outlook 2007 failed to load all localized resources

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Changes in 4.2

Feb 05th, 2015

  • Added support for file and message content scanning when connected to an ICAP compliant AV or DLP device
  • Added the ability to upload files up to 4GB without using a Java applet
  • Added support for Italian and Portuguese translations
  • Fixed problem that would occur when running IE in compatibility mode
  • Fixed issue with IE10 preventing the sending of files
  • Fixed a number of lesser bugs

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Changes in 4.1.1

Oct 24th, 2014

  • Security: Updated default configuration to disable SSLv3 to address Poodle vulnerability
  • Security: Updated OpenSSL library to 1.0.1j
  • Updated signing certificates

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Changes in 4.1

Oct 13th, 2014

  • Added the ability to process the email message body in addition to any attachments
  • Added the ability to optionally require authentication before a recipient is allowed to reply using Mail Express
  • Enhanced the default templates, pickup page, and compose page to make them more user friendly
  • Enhanced email address To, Cc, and Bcc fields to accept semicolons as an email delimiter
  • Changed the default package (message or attachment) expiration to 1 year, instead of 1 month
  • Fixed several bugs

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Changes in 4.0.4

July 09th, 2014

  • Added ability to purge internal user accounts based on policy
  • Added ability to control visibility of the request account page
  • Enhanced configuration coverage in the Admin GUI
  • Removed support for Outlook 2003
  • Various bug fixes

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Changes in 4.0.3

Apr 17th, 2014

  • Updated Tomcat Native connector to 1.1.30 addressing CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) SSL vulnerability

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Changes in 4.0.1

Mar 04th, 2014

  • Added ability to require Terms of Service acceptance on user registration
  • Resolved issue with custom to/from Drop-off URLs
  • Resolved error when attempting to enable web portals

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Changes in 4.0

Jan 28th, 2014

  • Password complexity configuration options
  • Account lockout configuration options
  • File type restrictions for internal access points
  • Increased number of user licenses per server
  • Older Outlook Add-ins now compatible with newer Servers
  • Added administrator control to require more stringent communication encryption
  • Resolved security pop-up messaging issues with recent versions of Java

Changes in 3.3.5

Oct 04th, 2013

  • Added ability for Internal Users to be created via Invitation and Package Authentication processes
  • Resolved issue with Single-Sign-On not working with Java upload applet
  • Resolved issue with Single-Sign-On not working with redirect to Internal portal
  • Various bug fixes

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Changes in 3.3.4

Aug 23rd, 2013

  • Maximum package size is now unlimited (increased package size for web portals applies only when using Java applet)
  • Added administrative setting to limit size of packages sent via Outlook Add-In or Internal Portal
  • Includes additional send notification templates with minimized headers to decrease footprint in emails
  • Various bug fixes

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Changes in 3.3.2

May 03rd, 2013

  • Added support for Microsoft Outlook 2013
  • Resolved issue with web portals when displayed in German language
  • Resolved error when using search function on Internal Portal
  • Better handling of encryption/signing capability in Outlook
  • Resolved issue with users web portal Inbox not displaying all received emails

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Changes in 3.3

Feb 15th, 2013

  • Added Integration with EFT (6.5 and above)
  • Localization - Chinese (simplified), German, French, Spanish, Turkish languages available
  • New File Upload and File Download applets
  • New User History pages
  • New Client dashboard
  • Added auto-expiration of external accounts
  • Added Single-Sign-On for Internal Portal
  • Added IP port bindings and redirection
  • Added user authentication for package pick-up
  • Added support for Oracle databases
  • Added IPv6 support

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Changes in 3.2

Oct 10th, 2011

  • Added Recipient Participation functionality
  • Added support for external databases
  • Added support for 64-bit Outlook 2010
  • Extended mail server and client options
  • Enhanced Package Management options
  • Enhanced Server/Add-in communication options

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Changes in 3.1

Feb 28th, 2011

  • Added support of Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2010.
  • Added support for operation with the GlobalSCAPE Cross Platform DMZ Gateway.
  • Added an Internal Portal, similar to the Drop-off Portal, for use by Internal Users.
  • Added the ability to create custom URLs that pre-populate the recipient field in the Drop-Off and Internal Web Portals.
  • Added monitoring of the Mail Express Server mailbox for undeliverable emails.
  • Improved performance when interoperating with anti-virus scanners by facilitating the exclusion of in-progress uploads from scans.
  • Improved SSL Certificate Authority (CA) Certificate Chain support.
  • Modified the password complexity requirements so that they are more lenient
  • Increased the number of supported client access licenses to 9999.
  • Removed support for RTF-formatted emails messages in the Outlook Add-In.

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Changes in 3.0.1

Oct 01st, 2010

  • Improved performance of file upload via Outlook Add-In.
  • Improved efficiency of data purging routines.
  • Corrected an issue that could cause file contents to be swapped when uploaded from Drop-off Portal.
  • Corrected an issue in the Outlook Add-In that could cause emails to get stuck in the Outbox and not be delivered.
  • Modified Outlook Add-In installation script to perform a fully silent install (/qn parameter) rather than presenting a basic user interface (/qb parameter).
  • Updated help content.

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Changes in 3.0

Sep 01st, 2010

  • Added a system status page that shows status for all major system components.
  • Added Active Directory Authentication creation for Add-In users.
  • Added Group Filter that allows administrator to specify which AD groups are allowed to authenticate their Outlook Add-In via AD.
  • Added separate Administrator, Internal, and "Verified" external account types; Administrator and "Verified" external accounts are created manually, while Add-In accounts can be created manually or via AD authentication. All can be managed via Mail Express.
  • Added time-based purging to allow administrator to define how long both files and audit data are kept.
  • Added separate parameters for Add-In uploaded files and drop-off uploaded files as well as audit and transfer data in the database.
  • Added storage limit alerts to allow the administrator to define how often they are alerted when approaching storage limits for the file store and database.
  • Added Add-In user interfaces that are hidden by default for "transparent" operation, but can be visible if desired.
  • Added ability for Add-In user to set default and per-message options.
  • Added functionality that prevents Add-In user from overriding administrator settings.
  • Added general status and errors display Add-In in a separate task pane to avoid interruptive prompts.
  • Added progress bar in Add-In for current uploads and status for each email as it is processed.
  • Added resumable uploads; If necessary, the Add-In resumes transfers from where they left off instead of starting over.
  • Added user-friendly, webmail-like interface allows external senders to upload files to Mail Express.
  • Added requirement for users to be registered in the Mail Express system to use the drop-off portal.
  • Added file and domain restrictions for file uploads.
  • Added CAPTCHA to ensure that the Web form is not generated by a computer.
  • Added ability for administrator to customize all outward-facing interfaces.
  • Added easier Exchange server setup for Mail Express (no customization required on Exchange server).

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Changes in 2.2

May 20th, 2009

  • Added stronger support for handling emails in offline mode
  • Added support for downloading of HTML-based attachments
  • Improved handling of Outlook zooming feature
  • Improved support for long file names
  • Removed requirement for the "allow interact with desktop" setting for the Mail Express Server Service in Windows 2008
  • Improved package expiration timeliness
  • Shortened pickup page URLs to lessen problems with URL wrapping in plain-text emails
  • Added various usability and internal improvements

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Changes in 2.1.1

Apr 01st, 2009

  • Corrected an upgrade issue that caused Web admin page to not launch
  • Corrected an issue with the Web browser not appearing automatically after installation of Mail Express
  • Corrected an issue with registration/activation
  • Corrected the URL for the administrator console
  • Corrected an issue that caused the Outlook add-in to fail to upload files with special characters in the file name.
  • Corrected an issue in which an email that contains attachments that is sent without being managed by Mail Express would appear in the "Sent Items" folder with no "Sent" date and marked as unread (i.e., in bold text).
  • Mail Express now logs each operation performed as part of the step that creates the Mail Express database during installation. Each operation is logged regardless of success or failure.
  • Mail Express installation is now aborted if a failure occurs during creation of the Mail Express database.

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Changes in 2.1

Feb 09th, 2009

  • Added the ability for the administrator to change password
  • Changed default sort order for active transfers from newest to oldest
  • Changed all recipient addresses to display in SMTP format, not in X.400
  • Improved brute force protection on package pickups
  • Improved handling of embedded attachments in forwarded messages
  • Improved shutdown handling scenarios for Outlook Add-In and Server
  • Added various usability and internal improvements

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2.0 Initial Release

Dec 15th, 2008

Initial release of GlobalSCAPE Mail Express 2 which allows you to send and receive large e-mail file attachments to recipients outside of your organization quickly, reliably, and securely, while reducing the load on your mail server, and without having to manually create or maintain FTP accounts. Mail Express can send files of any size as an add-in to Microsoft Outlook, with secure authentication, non-repudiation, and auditing capabilities.