email server recommendations?

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  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    I'm getting off the Exchange Server merry-go-round. I'm looking for basic POP/SMTP, with web mail and preferably shared calendars & addresses. My users like Outlook as their client, but I'll consider Linux or Win based servers.

    I've looked at Merak and 602LanSuite. Merak's Groupware seems buggy, 602's is lacking. Any suggestions would be appreciated, including appliances.
     
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    Check out Suse Linux's openExchange
    http://www.suse.com/us/business/products/openexchange/

    Or if you are looking for an easier route than Linux:
    Stalker Software's Communigate Pro
    http://www.stalker.com/content/solutions.htm

    The latter product is pretty sweet. It's easy to manage and runs on just about everything. It's not expensive for what you get and can grow with you.

    I use Sun's Java Enterprise System (Well to be specific, I use iPlanet Messaging server 5.2, which was renamed to JES) Which is a truly robust system, but can be difficult to manage, depending on what you are used to. We've been using it for 3-4 years now and it's been great for us.
     

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    Thanks, Chris. I'll take a look at them. ;)
     
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    Suse Openexchange is the easiest mail server to install ever.

    Boot the CD, answer a few questions about your domain name and you get a fully working groupware server in about 15 minutes.
     
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    I just rebuilt our corporate mail server using Ultra 2 Sun running NetBSD, qmail, and SqWebMail. We had an old PC running Linux 7.2 with same applications that was starting to fail.