[LUNI] Packaged email/collaboration software
larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Dec 2 00:23:57 CST 2010
Does it also offer standard IMAP/ical/etc. data for use with arbitrary desktop
clients or smartphones?
On Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:41:17 pm Samir Faci wrote:
> The last two companies I've worked for that were Linux oriented chose
> to go with Zimbra.
> I'm not familiar with any of the other products so I won't comment on
> them. Zimbra has a
> "Desktop" client which is glorified icon you double click to launch
> its own version of a web browser.
> I mainly check my email through the web interface. You can use your
> own individual client if you prefer,
> and keep on using thunderbird and such to pull your email. Email
> filters are kept on the servers, and
> are more human readable then your typical procmail filters.
> When you run zimbra, you can't just run it on top of
> postfix/courier/spamasssassin. Zimbra comes
> with their own mail server, so its in all in one boxed solution.
> Its a little bit sluggish on the web interface, but any ajax UI is
> gonna be a little bit slow. I don't know...
> I've liked it so far.... no real complaints.
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 5:06 PM, rich <richr at raffinconstruction.com> wrote:
> > Along the lines of the "mail server question" discussion, I would like to
> > know what are people's experience with, or opinions on, packaged in-house
> > email/collaboration systems? In particular, alternatives to Microsoft
> > Exchange that run on Linux. I have done some research on packages such
> > as Zimbra, IceWarp, Kerio, Citadel and Gordano but it would help to talk
> > to people who have had experience with products like these.
> > I am not a computer programmer - I work in a small company (15 in the
> > office) and I have been interested in employing alternative/open source
> > type software in our business when possible. We run our file server on
> > a Linux OS and have had no problems.
> > We presently have our email hosted through Cbeyond which we access
> > through a POP server. Some people use Outlook, some use Thunderbird as
> > their email clients. Some of the people here use Blackberry's but not
> > with the Enterprise Server. I am looking at the possibility of hosting
> > our email in house with a package that would include calendaring, global
> > contacts, synchronization with mobile devices (maybe with Andriod
> > phones?)...
> > We work with an IT company that knows Linux systems well but they are
> > only familiar with Exchange and Zimbra. I know that this was briefly
> > discussed in January but only in regards to basic email server needs.
> > Any feedback I can get would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Rich Raffin
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