As part of our We Care initiative, those who download GFI MailEssentials will be able to add server-level disclaimers to the top or bottom of all emails for free. This is the fourth FREEWARE offering from GFI following the launch of the free backup software GFI Backup 2009 – Home Edition, the freeware version of GFI LANguard and the freeware version of GFI WebMonitor 2009. The latest version of GFI MailEssentials also ships with Unicode support, localization into Russian, improved performance and enhanced usability.

Disclaimers Tool

The GFI MailEssentials disclaimers tool enables users to add disclaimers to the top or bottom of an email at server level. Text and HTML formats are supported and administrators can include fields and variables to personalize the disclaimer. They can even create multiple disclaimers and associate them with a user, group or domain. When the trial version of GFI MailEssentials expires, the disclaimers tool will not time out allowing continued use of this functionality.

“This is our fourth FREEWARE offering as part of GFI’s WE CARE initiative. In this contracting economy, we believe that vendors should work with businesses to assist them in sustaining a viable business. We view ourselves not only as a vendor but also as a business partner that understands our customers’ needs and is actively doing something to help,” Walter Scott, CEO said.

“Following the release of a free backup and recovery software, GFI Backup 2009 – Home Edition in May, giving away GFI LANguard for 5 IPs and free web monitoring in real-time with GFI WebMonitor 2009, we are now offering the GFI MailEssentials email disclaimer functionality without charge. We are doing this because here at GFI, we care and feel that we should give something back to businesses. In this case, a tool that many organizations would like to have. We plan to announce yet other freeware versions of our products in the coming months,” he added.

Unicode Support

The latest version of GFI MailEssentials ships with Unicode support. This means that GFI MailEssentials supports the industry standard for universal character encoding. This update allows GFI MailEssentials to process emails in any language, and ensures that all characters are rendered properly.


GFI MailEssentials is now available in Russian. The software is also available in Spanish, Italian and German. Localization gives users the ability to install and run GFI MailEssentials in their native language.

Performance and Usability

Scan performance in GFI MailEssentials has been further improved thanks to the introduction of parallel DNS Blacklist processing and by offloading the product’s anti-spam actions to a separate process. Usability has also been further enhanced through various updates in the user configuration.

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