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Old 11-17-2003, 06:23 PM   #1
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Looking for full MS Exchange replacement

Does anyone know of a messenging & group/shared calendaring product to replace Micro$oft Exchange Server, that runs on Linux? It doesn't have to be freeware. Just fully functional and more economical.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Old 11-17-2003, 06:38 PM   #2
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Domino (Notes) is a personal favourite of mine,
pitty IBM hasn't made a Linux cleint yet. But
wine & Notes R5 client seem to work together.

Old 11-17-2003, 07:31 PM   #3
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Suse makes something called "OpenExchange server" which aims to be a direct replacement of Exchange. I've heard good things about it, but I have no personal experience.

Anyways, check it out here
Old 11-18-2003, 06:01 PM   #4
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Thanks. I started investigating Suse's product. Here is what I have so far:

- it is expensive.
- it supports Ximian only as a basic client.
- it supports Outlook fully

Next I will investigate Notes/Domino.
Old 12-22-2003, 09:20 AM   #5
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I've used Domino on Linux as a replacement Exchange server and its great. Not sure what it costs, but the pilot group of users never even noticed that I'd changed anything! We finally decided to keep the old hardware going (extending the warranty was real cheap), changing from NT to suse, and upgrading to Domino.

Seems a shame that IBM don't market it well, but its a great product. btw... I've also upgraded from Outlook to web access which is a browser based email client that seriously rocks.
Old 12-22-2003, 11:08 AM   #6
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boasts a full replacement.. using Evolution, and with some cash to Ximian... you can use MS Outlook.
Old 01-18-2004, 03:49 PM   #7
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There is also the Kroupware project that I believe is part of KDE:

cy / Mr.Kane
Old 02-23-2004, 03:01 PM   #8
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i've run across a couple others too... seems a bit overwhelming

anyone using any of these with success??

we've actually played with the trial of this one... ran into some issues and called customer support where i actually talked to human beings that know their software... they were quite helpful and fixed the problem promptly...
i don't think the boss wanted to spend that kinda $$ though...
Old 02-23-2004, 03:06 PM   #9
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just found this interesting article:
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Gordano exchange replacement

My company is using Gordano's collaboration product and have not had any complaints so far.

The Outlook data can also be accessed via Gordano's webmail client and vice-versa. Web access was a must have for me.

Their website is



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