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Who is atmail?


Atmail pioneered one of the first commercial webmail applications built on open source technology in 1998 and has been an innovator in the email industry ever since.  Leading companies turn to atmail for their email technology needs. 

We are leaders in usability, flexibility accessibility and design and we constantly strive to develop a premium platform, provide amazing support and build our vision for the future of email. 

With offices in Australia and the U.S. we serve thousands of customers in over a hundred countries worldwide accounting for tens of millions of mailboxes globally—and we do it all from our HQ at Peregian Beach in sun-drenched Queensland.  

We’re all about freeing the world from the old way of doing things.  

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15 years and counting


Originally developed in 1998

Atmail was one of the first commercial Webmail products available at the time providing an alternative to desktop clients which required installation and lengthy account setup when needing to check email from a different computer. The software is now more commonly referred to as atmail instead of the original name "@Mail". Initially developed in Perl, atmail is now offered in PHP using the Zend Framework and is easily customised by a larger number of developers.



Atmail 2.X was released



New logo for the company and release of the third version of the software.



Version 4.x was unveiled and a fresh logo appeared that would stay until 2007.



Atmail launched the appliance range with a plug'n play server.



Atmail 5.x using php was shipped.


May 19, 2008

A free version of the atmail webmail client was made available. Named atmail Open, it was a lightweight, webmail-only version of the commercial application and was distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.



The Kurrajong, NSW office was fitted with a 1 kW solar panel array.


July, 17 2009

Atmail released the new 6.X version which was a complete rewrite of the software based on the Zend and jQuery platform.



The flagship atmail 6.20 version was released with support for Exchange ActiveSync. The logo changed again to drop the @ symbol and reflect a more modern company.



Atmail offered a free public WiFi network covering the Peregian Beach village shopping area. Stickers around the local businesses still advertise its coverage. Open-Mesh is used to manage bandwidth. SSID: Peregian Free Wifi.



The atmail Peregian Beach Head office was also fitted out with 57 solar panels on the roof capable of 10 kW. As of May 2012, the office was only using 5% of the power generated with the rest returned to the Queensland power grid.


Nov. 2012

Australia VC fund, Starfish Ventures invested $2M USD. John Dyson & Anthony Glenning joined the atmail board.


Dec., 2012

Atmail released the new 7.X version with a brand new new interface.



The management team was formed.



The company team expanded from 19 to more than 30 proud atmailers.


July 2014

A second office in Peregian Beach was opened to give our dev team all the room they need to build the product you love.


Sept. 2014

Opening of the U.S. office in Santa Monica, California.


Dec., 2014

Atmail unveiled our new branding.

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Get to know the management team


tony glenning

Tony Glenning - Chairman of the Board

Tony has loved working in the start-up space for the last 15 years or so. Firstly as a founder and advisor, and now most recently as a venture capitalist. Prior to that, Tony got his geek on as a software engineer and is passionate about helping startups be successful. In his spare time, he enjoys training and competing in triathlons and the odd round of golf.


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Ben Duncan - Founder and CTO

Ben founded atmail in 1998 when he was 17. He has travelled the world working with atmail clients and around Australia in a modified 4WD mobile office. Ben has built the company organically over the years, from a handful of staff to over 30. He has a passion for technology, code, design and the environment.


Steve Telburn - Sales & Business Development

Steve Telburn - Sales & Business Development

Steve is a startup veteran, leading five software ventures from zero through to international growth. He likes to build things – anything from toys to decks to houses, but most of all new startup companies and great business partnerships. Steve also likes to do anything that involves water. Except fishing.


Daniel Viney product manager

Daniel Viney - Product Manager

Dan has over a decade of experience working in the ICT industry specialising in bridging the proverbial gap between business and technology.  When he's not at the keyboard, Dan is an obstacle racer, gym junkie, vintage comics collector and bonsai nut.


Glen Lynden - Director, Customer Experience

Glen Lynden - Director, Customer Experience

Glen has travelled the world in search of nirvana and found it in the Sunshine Coast. Family man, he's passionate about football, fitness and cycling. With 18+ years IT management experience, Glen's brief is to improve the cloud and on-premise environments and to provide exemplary client service.


Deb Lyngcoln - Financial Controller

Deb Lyngcoln - Financial Controller

Deb is an accounting and financial professional with 10+ years of experience in the software development arena. Deb is a results-focused leader committed to increasing profitability, team building, mentoring, ethics and integrity. After a 10 year stint in Melbourne, Deb has returned to the Sunshine Coast to defrost and enjoy the sun, surf, sand and outdoors.


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Want to be part of the adventure?

When working at atmail, 'always open' has a lot of different meanings. From the open source technology that we use to our open work space, we are always open to new ideas to explore.

Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland as well as trendy Santa Monica in California, atmail is the right place to be for those who are looking for both interesting work as well as exceptional surroundings. 

As a 15 year old company powering millions of inboxes worldwide, atmail keeps challenging itself and likes to put innovation and new ideas first.


Open positions

We don't have any open position at the moment but we are always open to new talent. If you want to join our team, don't hesitate to contact us.


Want to know more about our career opportunities? 

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Atmail on the news

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Business Insider

March 2015

"Australian startup atmail is ramping up the fight against the 100 billion spam emails sent every day."

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March 2015

"Australian email provider atmail has partnered with global spam monitoring and spam blocking service, Spamhaus, to protect customers."

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Jan. 2015

"The rebrand, now rolled out to all customers and across all platforms, is the largest overhaul of the existing corporate image since its inception 15 years ago, in 1999"

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Business Insider

Dec. 2014

"Atmail [...] created this awesome, easy to process summary of the history of the game-changing messaging system."

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Nov. 2014

"Start-ups in Queensland have raised $37 million between 2009 and 2014. Established technology companies have raised an additional $89 million."

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Sydney Morning Herald

Nov. 2014

"Meet the man who established a multi-million dollar enterprise from a 4WD."

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Oct. 2014

"Atmail is a forward thinking technology company and it is refreshing to find similar attributes in Cloud DC, and who would have thought we are just down the road from each other."

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Oct. 2014

"a country as vast as Australia needs to approach innovation in much the same way as it has its abundant natural resources"

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Sept. 2014 

"Silicon Valley has been passed over by Australian messaging and collaboration software developer Atmail as it ramps up its expansion into the United States"

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Sept. 2014

"Having flown under the radar as an Australian technology success story, Atmail now has thousands of clients that use Atmail webmail and webserver software."

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Financial Review

Sept. 2014

"Atmail provides the technology to the email service offered by companies such as Optus and iiNet"

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Keep in touch!

Any question or enquiry? Contact our sales team!


Atmail Headquarters

Unit 22, 224 David Low Way

Peregian Beach QLD 4573



U.S. office

604 Arizona Ave

Santa Monica CA 90401




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