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Old 02-14-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Plz help me to choose a Free Open source MAIL SERVER


Hieee All.. This is kanti ...I m new to this forum ..I waana to go for a good Free open source MAIL SAEVER which should be supports most of features also it should be graphical. I m also find some mail serevr like ZIMBRA mail serevr , its fm yahoo group,its supprts garphical also it supports most of features.So Guys can u plz help me to choose a good open source mail server ???? And if i am go for that mail serevr is it good ????? Plz guys try to help me to out from this problem......Thanx a lot in Advance.....

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Old 02-15-2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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Here we go

If you want less hassles with installations and stuff but at the same time less customizable then go for openXchange

If you would like to take it on with installation and customize it to your needs then go for Scalix

I didn't find Zimbra to be that good compared to these 2 softwares but still you can have it on your list.

Personally I would recommend going with Scalix it provides all the features along with its customizable and I would say its easy to install if you read the Docs properly.

Good Luck
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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The company that I work for uses Zimbra, and we also do Zimbra hosting. We currently have roughly 40-50 additional companies and are adding on average between 2-5 companies per week. The software scales quite well.

I'm one of the Zimbra admins and I think it's an absolute joy to work with. I don't find the installation or configuration to be difficult at all. The command line management tools are very well designed as is the graphical administrator interface. Version 5 is a significant improvement on what I think was already an excellent product, both speedwise and in features. There's a great community built around Zimbra, and the documentation is wonderful. We're using Network Edition for the mobile capabilities (especially integration with Blackberry/BES server), but if you don't need that functionality then the Community Edition is a good choice and you certainly can't beat the price!

Needless to say, if you haven't already guessed by now, I definitely throw my vote in for Zimbra!

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:59 AM   #4
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I concur. Zimbra is a great tool, I was very happy to switch over after lots of anguish with OpenXchange.

for simple MTA though, I would just use Postfix. Exim as probably as good, but I have my preferences
 
Old 02-15-2008, 11:40 PM   #5
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Thanx a lot

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Originally Posted by kool_kid View Post
Here we go

If you want less hassles with installations and stuff but at the same time less customizable then go for openXchange

If you would like to take it on with installation and customize it to your needs then go for Scalix

I didn't find Zimbra to be that good compared to these 2 softwares but still you can have it on your list.

Personally I would recommend going with Scalix it provides all the features along with its customizable and I would say its easy to install if you read the Docs properly.

Good Luck

Yaa, tou are rite ..Anyway i m also mention abt that scalix but i m confused to choose which one bcoz my manager me to options to use any of the two either Zimbra or scalix .Anyway If i m goin for that Open Xchange it can be better for me or not ??? Plz help me to out this problem ...I am facing a great confusion n also i have to migrate my server within the last week of the month ..Plzzz........Thanx a lot in Advancee
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:17 AM   #6
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Why don't you download both and try them separately, or on a virtual machine, or similar. It's pretty hard for anyone here to know which you will prefer.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 11:23 PM   #7
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Yaa u r rite

Ya u r rite ....Now i m doing same ...Anyway Thanx a lot dude....



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Why don't you download both and try them separately, or on a virtual machine, or similar. It's pretty hard for anyone here to know which you will prefer.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 11:26 PM   #8
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Thanx a lot Dude ..

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Originally Posted by Gato Azul View Post
The company that I work for uses Zimbra, and we also do Zimbra hosting. We currently have roughly 40-50 additional companies and are adding on average between 2-5 companies per week. The software scales quite well.

I'm one of the Zimbra admins and I think it's an absolute joy to work with. I don't find the installation or configuration to be difficult at all. The command line management tools are very well designed as is the graphical administrator interface. Version 5 is a significant improvement on what I think was already an excellent product, both speedwise and in features. There's a great community built around Zimbra, and the documentation is wonderful. We're using Network Edition for the mobile capabilities (especially integration with Blackberry/BES server), but if you don't need that functionality then the Community Edition is a good choice and you certainly can't beat the price!

Needless to say, if you haven't already guessed by now, I definitely throw my vote in for Zimbra!

Thanx a lot dude...
 
Old 02-24-2008, 11:50 AM   #9
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After 2 years of campaigning with my boss, I have the go-ahead to set up a Linux mail server. I am looking at Scalix, but also interested in Zimbra. Can someone help answer 3 questions i have to help make my decision?

First, Scalix is free with 10 premium accounts and unlimited standard accounts. If we are hosting mail accounts for customers, are the standard accounts good enough for the clients to POP mail from? I can't seem to find a good definition of the difference between a premium account and a standard account.

Second, if we are hosting e-mail for 500 users spread between 25 companies, is Zimbra still free? I have read different things that suggest that once we start hosting, it is no longer free per the license.

And last, do both of these solutions offer a gui and remote gui admin option? I am perfectly comfortable with the CLI, but my boss is not and want's to make sure that any new admins that come aboard will be able to administer.

I will be using CentOS 5.1 as the server. Thanks for any help you can provide, I anxiously look forward to your suggestions.
 
Old 02-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #10
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if you are hosting email for many companies, it is a better idea to set up a server like this:
http://howtoforge.com/centos-4.6-ser...-ftp-ispconfig
 
Old 02-26-2008, 07:23 PM   #11
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Very nice; Thank you very much. It looks like a great guide to get me exactly where I need to be.
 
  


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