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Old 01-26-2008, 10:08 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by wit_273 View Post

A few reasons not Exchange--
My experience with MS Exchange (which admittedly has mainly been end user) is that it is most suited for internal office mail server. I am needing a server for approx 10,000 on 2,500 domains with users spread all over the US. From my knowledge Exchange is not capable of that and if it is I do not think it is the best solution.

Currently we are only using 2 Windows servers--one being the iMail server, the other being a web server for users who insist on using Front Page. We prefer Linux servers by far. We are at a time that in the near future we will need to replace the server that iMail is running on--both physical hardware and the server software. So while we are at this point we are wanting to switch to a Linux solution.

I would like the mailserver to be open source software. It can still be commercial, I just would like the functionality and freedom that OSS provides. Although as stated before, that is not on the top of my priority list for the mail server.

George, thanks for actually replying to a comment, without having to default to a sarcastic and rude tone.

As many have said, Postfix + Cyrus is a very good combination to use. Also, look in to Spamassasin [as previously stated by someone else] and ClamAV.

Old 01-27-2008, 12:33 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by trickykid View Post
Exchange [...] went down more often than a 5 dollar hooker most days..
At one of my former jobs as a systems programmer (mostly converting legacy applications to PHP/MySQL-based web apps) I remember a story about migrating from a Microsoft server product to a F/OSS replacement. Users were utterly amazed, as routine (unplanned) downtime had become an "accepted" part of the system.


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