New Kerio Connect Android App Available Now
Kerio Connect Sync app for Android devices
The Kerio Connect Sync tool synchronizes users’ calendars, contacts, tasks, and public folders. Available for free in Google Play, Kerio Connect Sync ensures that users have immediate and always up-to-date access to their accounts on Android devices.
Read more about Kerio Connect Sync in our Knowledge Base: Kerio Connect Sync application for Android devices
Support for the Mail and Calendar apps on Microsoft Windows 10
Users can synchronize their Kerio Connect accounts with the Mail and Calendar apps on Microsoft Windows via Exchange ActiveSync.
Read more in our Knowledge Base: Configuring Mail and Calendar on Microsoft Windows
New in Kerio Connect 8.5
Kerio Connect Client calendars
Agenda view has been added to Kerio Connect Client calendars. Users can also set the time required to travel to an event location so that they can be notified before they need to leave. All calendar views can also now be printed.
Read more about the calendar improvements in our Knowledge Base: Using calendars in Kerio Connect Client
Pinning Kerio Connect Client to the Windows taskbar
With Internet Explorer 9 or later, you can pin the Kerio Connect Client tab to the taskbar for immediate access.
Read more in our Knowledge Base: Pinning Kerio Connect Client to the Windows taskbar
Improved filters in Kerio Connect Client
Filtering rules in Kerio Connect Client have been redesigned to provide a better experience. Users can now use the Sieve language to create rules.
Read more about filters in our Knowledge Base: Sorting email messages in Kerio Connect Client
Several important security improvements have been incorporated in this version of Kerio Connect. OpenSSL library has been updated to version 1.0.1m. Server self-signed SSL certificates and certificate signing requests generated by the server are now signed with SHA-256 signature to comply with the enhanced SSL certificate security validation in some Internet browsers.
You can now manually change various SSL/TLS settings in the configuration file in Kerio Connect. Also, the SSLv3 protocol is now disabled by default.
Read more in our Knowledge Base: Configuring SSL/TLS in Kerio Connect
Personalizing the Kerio Connect Client login page
Administrators can now create a custom login page for Kerio Connect Client by adding graphics and text, and changing colors. For each domain, admins can also set up a new logo for the Kerio Connect Client interface.
Support for Exchange ActiveSync 14.1
Kerio Connect now supports Exchange ActiveSync version 14.1. Users can synchronize their notes, use the free/busy setting when creating events, and see the reply/forward flags in their messages.
Exchange ActiveSync account in Outlook 2013
Kerio Connect now supports the Exchange ActiveSync accounts in Outlook 2013. However, there are many limitations to its usage.
Read more in our Knowledge Base: Creating Exchange ActiveSync account in Outlook 2013
Kerio Connect Multi-Server
Kerio Connect Multi-Server has been updated with more features. You can now upgrade from earlier versions of Kerio Connect, users can share folders across all servers, the Zabbix monitoring server role has been added, servers can now share the SpamAssassin database, and much more.
Read more about Kerio Connect Multi-Server in our Knowledge Base: Kerio Connect Multi-Server
Changes in System Requirements
- Microsoft Windows 10 Mail and Calendar (Kerio Connect 8.5.2 and newer)
- Edge browser on Microsoft Windows 10 (Kerio Connect 8.5.2 and newer)
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 (Kerio Connect 8.5.2 and newer)
- iOS 8.3 and 8.4
- Microsoft Outlook 2013 Exchange ActiveSync accounts
- Debian 8 64-bit
- Exchange ActiveSync 14.1
- Microsoft Entourage 2004 and 2008
For more details, read Kerio Connect technical specifications.
When upgrading to Kerio Connect 8.5, users must re-create their mobile device accounts to benefit from the Exchange ActiveSync 14.1.
When upgrading from Kerio Connect 8.4.0 and later, Sophos Live Protection is enabled by default. When upgrading from any older version, administrators must enable this feature manually.
The Kerio Connect release history with a full list of changes is available at
To discuss the new features visit the Kerio Connect forum: forums.kerio.com
To give feedback for the new features, see Providing feedback for Kerio products.
Open Source Software Notice
Kerio Connect includes open source software. The complete open source code packages of these components are available in Kerio Software Archive at http://download.kerio.com/archive/.
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