[CentOS] Replacing my Scalix mail server

Alessandro Ren alessandro.ren at opservices.com.br
Tue Mar 31 14:55:55 UTC 2009


     Qmail is fantastic, have sued for years, but for workgroup, 
calendaring feaures, Zimbra is the way.

        []s.

On 3/17/2009 7:30 PM, 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?)
>
> 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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