Exchange alternative good enough for prime time?

Michael Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Sat Mar 4 23:01:15 MST 2006


On Sat, 2006-03-04 at 21:48 -0700, Bryan Sant wrote:
> Zimbra is a drop-in for exchange.  They have an OSS version and a
> pay-for version.  The OSS version doesn't support Outlook -- the
> pay-for does.  The OSS version does however have a web-based, AJAX
> enabled clone of the Outlook desktop client.  The product has
> calendaring and all the usual exchange-ish groupware features.

By drop-in, they mean that with a special outlook plug-in it will mostly
work, right?  We can sync palm pilots and pocket pc's against it?
Either way, in many organizations this would work fine.

Michael


> 
> I haven't done anything serious with in, but I have given the online
> demo a try, and thus I am an expert...  Ha!
> 
> -Bryan
> 
> On 3/4/06, Carl Youngblood <carl at youngbloods.org> wrote:
> > On 3/4/06, Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> wrote:
> > >
> > > You said you want something that works with outlook, but then you cite
> > > other clients.  So I'm not sure if you're looking to replace outlook or
> > > get a server that works with it, but here are some things I keep my eye
> > > on:
> > >
> >
> > I was sort of looking at both options.  Ideally there would be an
> > open-source client that did all outlook does and more, but lacking that, an
> > backend exchange replacement that still worked with outlook would be a good
> > first step.
> >
> > Thanks for the references.
> >
> > Carl
> >
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