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Old 07-16-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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An MS Exchange replacement for Linux


Hello all,

It's been a while since I have been here. I hope everyone is well. Anyway to get to the point, I am interested in setting up a linux mail server. It has to have the same or very similiar functionality to the MS Exchange package. It has to be compatible with a Windows 2000 or 2003 domain. It will need to be used for internal and external mail.

I have done a search on google but I have been at present, unable to find anything definitive.

Does anyone have any advice, guidance or recommendations?

Thanking you in advance


kwigibo



PS - The server will most likely be a firewall using iptables as well as using Apache for web services. Thx again.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
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Check out SuSE. I have no experience with this product, but they are promoting it.

http://www.suse.com/us/business/products/openexchange/

Actually the main reason I posted is to say that I have some reservations about running these services on the firewall. I'd suggest running a less powerful (and less expensive) machine as a firewall and port forward to the servers.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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Check out SuSE. I have no experience with this product, but they are promoting it.

http://www.suse.com/us/business/products/openexchange/

Actually the main reason I posted is to say that I have some reservations about running these services on the firewall. I'd suggest running a less powerful (and less expensive) machine as a firewall and port forward to the servers.
the above is good if you are looking to pay for it...

There is however a completely open-source project, very complicated to setup and I have never run it.. so this is purly a suggestion..

http://www.opengroupware.org

If you happen to get one setup to test.. I would like your opinion on it if you dont mind giving it
 
Old 07-18-2004, 06:57 PM   #4
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i was asking the same question in another forum, the software forum and here is what i got for an answer, don't know if it will help you but i figured i would pass on the word

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Well, the closest Linux alternative to Exchange server would probably be Suse's(now Novell's) OpenExchange Server. This will perform all of the necessary function of an exchange server quit well. But, if you are just looking for a way to keep your mail on the server, then you may be just looking for imapd. The imap protocol leaves all mail on the server. If you are looking for simple calendaring, then I might suggest checking out www.horde.org. They have some nice packages to create a web based email site that includes calendar, address book, and a few other nice additions. Hope this helps
 
Old 07-27-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for your suggestions.

Sorry I haven't replied sooner, I have been out on a trip for work for the last 11 days and have just returned.

I will look into these suggestions. Thanks again.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:28 AM   #6
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Communigate

If you're still evaluating alternatives, you might wish to check Communigate at -

http://www.stalker.com/content/solutions.htm

Cheers

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Old 08-01-2004, 07:41 PM   #7
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exchange4linux

You might want to check this:

http://www.exchange4linux.org/

"exchange4linux is a production/stable server solution to store/exchange workgroup data on Linux in a style simular to Exchange. Main goal is to provide Outlook users a free and open server alternative on Linux."

Yayan
 
Old 08-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #8
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You may also want to take a look at Open Groupware:

http://www.opengroupware.org/

This seems to support about all the functions that Exchange/Outlook support, & comes with a butilt in Web interface so you're off to a good start with access from anywhere. I'll be testing this soon.

Adrian Hicks
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:06 AM   #9
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http://www.novell.com/products/groupwise/

Group wise for inux with FREE eval
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:44 PM   #10
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If it means anything, OpenExchange has/will be open sourced.

http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/08/04/146200
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:57 PM   #11
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Alsome, i am going to use it.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 08:23 AM   #12
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Another suggestion:

I've been running a combo of Postfix, Courier IMAP and Group-Office at the office for some time now, and it works like a charm. It's a perfect replacement for that horrible (expensive, insecure, etc.) Exchange server. Most importantly, all my users love it. They switched from Outlook/Exchange to the new setup in a single day and haven't looked back since (that is I haven't had a single complaint, which is pretty much unique).
The Group Office package is easy to use and provides all the features Exchange does and a lot more.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 10:51 AM   #13
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I have a better idea... SuSE OpenExchange is the best enterprise Linux groupware / pim / calendaring solution available. Thanks to Novell buying SuSE, they made OpenExchange GPL. It is a great product with an active development community

Link:
http://mirror.open-xchange.org/ox/EN/community/
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:04 AM   #14
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www.scalix.com

looks good
 
Old 01-12-2007, 07:49 AM   #15
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the best of all is egroupware, it has more than exchange and works great.

But I am looking for some linux software, which is free and can exchange data and info between outlooks.
 
  


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