[CentOS] Replacing my Scalix mail server

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Mar 18 01:14:30 UTC 2009


Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Am 17.03.2009 um 21:19 schrieb Per Qvindesland:
>
>   
>> No as I said it does not have all the synchronizing stuff but rock  
>> solid
>> email server, sadly Zimbra in my humble opinion not really free, but  
>> of
>> course there is http://www.opengroupware.org/ http://www.citadel.org/
>> http://www.open-xchange.com/EN/developer/index.html and http://kolab.org 
>>  to
>> mention a few all with their own pro's and con's
>>     
>
>
> All the "free" solutions depend on you spending an extra-ordinary  
> amount of time configuring them.
>
> The amount of QA needed to pull something like Zimbra off is  
> staggering (sometimes it's still not enough QA....)
>
> My own mail is qmail-only - I gave-up trying to get all the  
> calendaring-packages running long ago.
> But at work, we have Zimbra and is is really cool IMO.
> It has a slick web-interface, it sync's with Outlook, Mac - and then  
> there is this great/horrible fat client called Zimbra Desktop...
> ;-)
>
>
> I have to admit, though, that the list-price for a small amount of  
> mailboxes looks not so cheap (esp. if you want Zimbra Mobile).
> (How many mailboxes does the original author want to replace, actually?)
>   

I was running the mailserver for a local organization and that was 30+ 
users on top of my 10+. They have gone to another site, so I am back to 
10+. For now...

> But still, I'm kind of fascinated by it - mostly, because it's very  
> openly developed and by browsing through their bugzilla and P4  
> repository-webinterface, you get a good idea of what current issues  
> there are, what would get fixed by going to a newer version (and which  
> new bugs to expect).
> I wish every vendor did that.
>
> We run it on CentOS, BTW (test/dev environment via Virtuozzo,  
> production on physical hardware).
>
>
>
>
> Rainer
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