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Who is LuxSci?


With LuxSci on your side, you can feel secure that you have made the right choice and that we have your back.

LuxSci is a smart, agile, and responsive company focused on sustaining long-term customer relationships and providing premium services.

LuxSci strives to consistently provide extremely high quality, reliable, and secure services coupled with timely and expert customer support.

Why Choose LuxSci?

Join the LuxSci community and feel safe and secure knowing that you can rely on us when it comes to your communications, so you can be more productive.

If you want an Internet Services company that is limber, business savvy, made in the USA, time-tested, and invested in your long-term satisfaction, LuxSci is a great choice.

If security, reliability, and flexibility are all important to you, LuxSci is your best choice.

If you secretly wish for a company that you are confident will understand and resolve your problems in a timely manner, then you have come to the right place.

About LuxSci

As an Internet services company dedicated to secure web and email hosting, Lux Scientiae ("Call us LuxSci for short!") Upholds five core values of electronic communications.

  1. Security. We protect the security and privacy of our customer's data and their systems.
  2. Reliability. We provide multiple levels of reliable support services to meet a range of customer needs and budgets.
  3. Simplicity. We focus on solutions that are easy-to-understand and efficient, so that our customers can handle their workloads productively and intuitively.
  4. Respect. We sustain long-term, mutually satisfactory partnerships with our customers. We want them to know we are wholly invested in their success.
  5. Skill. We strive to be a technology leader, continually implementing best practices for the benefit of our customers.

LuxSci is the brainchild of Erik Kangas, Ph.D., whose fascination with designing high-quality, detail-oriented web infrastructures led to the start up of his company in 1999. Erik chose the unusual name LuxSci, derived from the Latin "light of knowledge," to encapsulate his view of the importance of developing services that bring great clarity to resolving electronic communications problems, whether they relate to a healthcare practice that must abide by governmental requirements or a small business that wishes to design an email marketing campaign. LuxSci supports its customers with the most innovative products and services throughout the process.

As Erik himself says, "LuxSci has been tested through the boom and bust of Internet companies, several recessions, and the exponential growth of electronic communications. We have continued to grow and to prosper the entire time. We're small, nimble, and not beholden to the whims of investors. We have excellent employee retention and we love what we do."

For more information on what LuxSci can do for you, please peruse our LuxSci FYI Blog and collection of videos.

LuxSci CEO: Erik Kangas, PhD

With more than 20 years engaged in to both academic research and software architecture, Erik Kangas brought the two strains of his analytical background together in 1999 as the founder of LuxSci, which provides elegant, efficient, and robust solutions for scalable email and Web hosting services, with a primary focus on the healthcare industry. Being chief architect and developer, Erik has "grown" LuxSci to become a well-respected name in the field of online security. In fact, Erik displayed his penchant for computers as a boy in Cleveland Ohio, where he began to teach himself programming languages Basic and Pascal in 5th grade, and moved on to Assembly language as a teenager. While still in high school, Erik won first place at the Ohio state science fair, for authoring a new programming language.

With undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 1995, Erik was one of the youngest students to be admitted (in 1993), as a full collaborator in a large-scale high-energy physics experiment. Five years later he earned his doctoral degree in computational biophysics from MIT. At Akamai Technologies, Erik made significant contributions to architecting, developing, and maintaining various Web-based applications and services. As a visiting professor of physics at MIT, he collaborated on molecular dynamic simulations. In addition to his leadership of LuxSci, Erik is now technical advisor to the board of directors at Mediprocity, which specializes in mobile-centric, secure messaging. He advises the board and C-level management on issues related to architecture, security, HIPAA, and software optimization.

An international lecturer on messaging security, Erik also consults on email best practices, secure Web site architectures, and HIPAA compliance. Erik continues to advance the mission of LuxSci: to ensure that sensitive individual information online remains secure and private. When he does take time away from LuxSci, Erik participates in endurance sports and has completed one full Ironman triathlon, four Half Ironman triathlons, and numerous marathons in the US.

See: Erik Kangas on LinkedIn. Have a question? Ask Erik.

"I just found the coolest email portal - LuxSci's Mobile Site... lightweight, fast, secure, and standards-compliant. And the best part? It comes with Apache, mod_php, DNS, IMAP, SSH 'n' more at a price even a broke college student can afford!"

—Bruce Nourish, Physics Student

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• Access Anywhere
• Fast and Robust
• Super Secure
• Tons of Features
• Customizable
• Mobile Friendly

Send and receive email from your favorite programs, including:

 Microsoft Outlook
 Mozilla Thunderbird
 Apple Mail
 Windows Mail

... Virtually any program that supports POP, IMAP, or SMTP

Keep your email, contacts, and calendars in sync:

 Apple iPhone and iPad
 Android Devices
 Windows Phone

... Any device with Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support

Relay your server's mail through LuxSci via smarthost:

• Resolve issues with ISP sending limits and restrictions
• Improve deliverability with better IP reputation and IP masking
• Take advantage of Email Archival and HIPAA Compliance
• Even setup smarthosting from Google Apps!

Free web site hosting with any email account:

• Start with up to 10 web sites and MySQL databases
• DNS services for one domain included
• Tons of features and fully HIPAA capable

LuxSci's focus on security and privacy:

• Read The Case for Email Security
• Read Mitigating Security & Privacy Threats
• Review our Privacy Policy

The most accurate, flexible, and trusted filters in the business:

• Premium protection with Intel Security Saas
• Realtime virus database guards against the latest threats
• Seven-day quarantine lets you put eyes on every filtered email
• Supplement with our Basic Spam Filter for even more features

End-to-end secure email encryption — to anyone, from anyone:

• No setup required — encryption is automatic and easy to use
• Secure outbound email with TLS, PGP, S/MIME, or Escrow
• Free inbound encryption via our SecureSend portal
• Independent of your recipient's level of email security
• Widely compatible and fully HIPAA Compliant

Add an extra layer of security with an SSL Certificate:

• Secure your web site
• Debrand LuxSci WebMail with your own secure domain
• Access secure email services via your own secure domain

Encrypt your service traffic via secure tunnel:

• Add another layer of security to your SSL connections
• WebMail, POP, IMAP, SMTP, web/database access
• SecureForm posts, SecureLine Escrow, SecureSend access
• Restrict your account to VPN access only

Secure long-term message archival:

• Immutable, tamperproof email retention with audit trails
• No system requirements — minimal setup, even less upkeep
• Realtime archival of all inbound and outbound messages
• Works anywhere — even with non-LuxSci email hosting

Free data backups included with all email hosting accounts:

• Automatic backups of all email, WebAides, web/database data
• Seven daily backups and up to four weekly backups
• Unlimited restores included at no additional cost
• Custom backup schedules for dedicated servers

Automate your email management:

• Save messages to specific folders or to LuxSci WebAides
• Advanced text scanning with regular expressions
• Tag messages, alter subject lines, or add custom headers
• Filter by message charset, type, TLS status, DKIM status
• Chain filters together for even more complex actions

• Bulk add and edit users, aliases and more
• Control sharing and access globally or on a granular level
• Delegate user roles through permissions
• Configure account-wide taglines, sending restrictions, and more
• Remotely administer account via SOAP API

Share, collaborate, organize, synchronize:

• Calendars, Contacts, Documents, Notes, Widgets, Workspaces
• Fine-grained access control and security
• Access anywhere via secure web portal or smartphone
• Save over solutions like Microsoft Exchange

Free folder sharing for all email hosting accounts:

• Share mail folders with other users in your account
• Subscribe to only the folders you want to see
• Set read-only or read-write access control
• View all personal and shared folders via unified web interface

Color code and label your email messages:

• Define and assign multiple IMAP keywords to each message
• Filter, search, and sort by tags
• Compatible and synchronizes with any IMAP email client
• Also usable with WebAide entries