[CentOS] Which is better? Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Linux-based SMTP Servers?
andreas at xss.co.at
Wed Jul 18 19:08:43 UTC 2018
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Am 18.07.2018 um 20:27 schrieb Johnny Hughes:
> But are you guys really telling you think the calendaring / scheduling for individual users and the main corporate account, etc. .. are working well enough with any Linux solution.
Yes, I do think so! :-)
At least for up to about 100 users (that's the size of the businesses
we usually have as our customers)
We implemented Linux-based groupware solutions for those clients in the past
(and hopefully will do in the future) based on the following main components:
*) Linux (CentOS, SLES, OpenSUSE, depending on customers preferences)
*) Cyrus IMAP
*) Sendmail [sic]
*) SOGO (nobody mentioned SOGO yet, but IMHO it works very well and integrates perfectly into the Linux software stack!)
*) Fusiondirectory (was GOSa)
*) And the usuall suspects like ClamAV, SpamAssassin, ...
This solution provides:
*) Basic Mail (Relay, Server, Storage, ...)
*) Webmail (through SOGO)
*) Calendar and address book Web UI
*) Calendar and address book for a desktop client like Thunderbird (CalDAV, CardDAV)
*) Web-Based Admin UI for both admins and users (to manage their own accounts)
*) Integration with smartphones (mail, calendar, address book)
*) Features like shared mailboxes, shared calendars, ...
*) Easy integration with all typical Unix/Linux services (Fileserver, Webserver, VPN, ...)
I have no experience with Exchange (and I refuse to get any),
but I have "some" with Unix/Linux (since 1990. Yes I'm old ;-)
For me the above mentined software stack "just works" and it
does for the more advanced business use case, too.
I can't say anything about solutions for thousands of users, though, so YMMV!
- - andreas
Andreas Haumer | mailto:andreas at xss.co.at
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