[CentOS] Which is better? Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Linux-based SMTP Servers?
David C. Miller
millerdc at fusion.gat.com
Wed Jul 18 22:03:52 UTC 2018
I'm going to recommend going with a hosted solution if possible like google or office365. Assuming you have to host it I recommend Zimbra for a good Linux solution that is very much like exchange. Zimbra collaboration suite server can even act like an exchange server to android/ios devices and outlook for the paid for version. It is about as easy to setup/configure and maintain as exchange is. Note: I have maintained a 600 user Zimbra server for almost 10 years now. I have maintained postfix, sendmail, devcot, spam assassin, etc in the past too so I kinda.. kinda know a little bit about this stuff. Rolling your own now days is not worth it in most cases.
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> Subject: [CentOS] Which is better? Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Linux-based SMTP Servers?
> 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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