[CentOS] Which is better? Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Linux-based SMTP Servers?
ldb at braha.nl
ldb at braha.nl
Wed Jul 18 15:47:47 UTC 2018
> hi there
> I would categorizeÂ Exchange 2016 as "groupware" rather than SMTP server
> per say, because you sent lots of stuff out of Exchange.
> so to compare Exchange with postfix, exim would not be a proper
> comparison. For Linux based groupware that i know is completely free is
> Kolab (https://www.kolab.org/). its fairly easy to setup. Not sure about
> Zimbra is its Still free as of now.
Kopano is available in a free and a paid version and does everything
Exchange does and more (and better):
https://kopano.com/ (paid version)
https://kopano.io/ (community version, testbed)
> If you are to useÂ postfix, exim or sendmail you would need to setup a
> webmail for that and use something like SquirrelMail or Dovecot of
> whichÂ that more a bit complex than just setting up Kolab.
> So in Short if you ware looking for Exchange equivalent in linux try
> Kolab or Zimbra. don't look at postfix or exim.
> On 07/18/2018 07:04 PM, Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming wrote:
>> Good evening from Singapore,
>> I am torn between deploying Microsoft Exchange 2016 and Linux-based
>> SMTP servers like sendmail, postfix, qmail and exim.
>> Relative ease of installation and configuration is an important
>> consideration factor.
>> Microsoft Exchange 2016, Domain Controller, and Active Directory are
>> relatively easy to install and configure. Linux-based SMTP servers are
>> extremely difficult to install and configure and of course, extremely
>> One of the features of Microsoft Exchange 2016 is that you can create
>> additional folders on your Inbox in the server (server-side). Can
>> Linux-based SMTP servers do that?
>> Does Exchange 2016 offer more user-friendly features or Linux-based
>> SMTP servers?
>> Besides the above considerations, how about security? Traditionally,
>> Linux is far more secure than Windows.
>> Judging by security, Linux-based SMTP servers ought to have a higher
>> percentage of the market share?
>> Finally, I can only use Windows Server 2016 Standard Evaluation Copy
>> FREE for a period of 3 years MAXIMUM. But I can use Linux servers and
>> Mail Transport Agents (MTA) FREE perpetually.
>> Please advise.
>> Thank you very much.
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