[CentOS] Zimbra vs. Scalix vs. et. al.
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Tue Sep 25 14:00:13 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 16:27 -0400, John Hinton wrote:
> Well, I stumbled onto zimbra....
I tried the demo a long time ago when it was first launched. Quite
impressive although it was painfully slow.
> I have a Scallix system built, but still have some rough edges to try to
> smooth. Like the way it works with sendmail, no dnsbl's will work as
> sendmail sees all mail as coming from locohost (scalix). Still battling
> that one which is when I ran across Zimbra.
A while back I was investigating Scalix. There are documents on the
Scalix wiki that explain how to use postfix instead of sendmail:
> So, this made me start wondering.
> Are there other exchange server-like products out there?
I'm only aware of the ones already mentioned by others. Obviously there
are commercial alternatives like Kerio.
> Has anyone dealt with Scalix and Zimbra (or another from the question
> above) and would you care to post pros and cons to each?
Nope, I have no experience with either apart from looking at the Scalix
docs and the Zimbra demo.
> Some of the cons to me with Scalix.
> It uses it's own directory structure which is non-sensical to any admin.
> Each seems to be assigned on a numbering system.. finding who has what
> where is not fun and I fear will be a nightmare in the future.
Doesn't sound very manageable. Here is a link to a doc explaining howto
use an already deployed openldap server:
Quess it should also be possible to use the Red Hat/Fedora Directory
Server and iirc there is also a doc about Scalix and Active Direcory.
See the howto section on the Scalix Wiki.
> milters work fine to a point, but there is the limit of filtering using
> dnsbl's and it appears it will require setting up sendmail as the
> receiver, passing to scalix, passing back to sendmail, passing back to
> scalix and the user mail boxes... adding an extra loop.
See what you mean. I'd replace sendmail with postfix any day.
> Shared folder are nice.. shared calendars are pretty good although I
> don't see a way to sort by user are even really see immediately for
> which user the event exists.
> You can drag and drop from Outlook IMAP a
> file directly to the server, but internally we don't use outlook... but
> for other clients this could be nice.
> So, how are those Zimbra installs going and what's the scoop?
Found a few links comparing Zimbra, Scalix and Open-Xchange:
(look for the post from MistaKa0s)
http://www.open-xchange.org/cgi-bin/simpleforum.cgi?fid=01&topic_id=1143150870 (look for the post from Paul Sterne and BoP)
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