[CentOS] Replacing my Scalix mail server

Tue Mar 31 15:35:53 UTC 2009
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

Alessandro Ren wrote:
>      Qmail is fantastic, have sued for years, but for workgroup, 
> calendaring feaures, Zimbra is the way.

I have decided to give SME a go. It provides Qmail on Centos 4.7, with 
Centos 5.2 in beta.

I chose SME because I also have to replace an NT server here as well, so 
it makes a good fit.

I have a test system working and building the mailserver replacement 
system now. Then I will build the NT server replacement.

>         []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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