Question regarding experience

Ryan Byrd ryanbyrd at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 15:22:37 MDT 2006


we use zimbra here at my company. we have 60 or so employees and it works
well for us. we upgraded to version 4.0 over the weekend. the web interface
is very slick and the search is super fast. I recommend it.

Ryan

On 9/25/06, Jesse Stay <jesse at thestays.org> wrote:
>
> I mentioned my previous employer (backcountry.com) used Zimbra for about
> 200+ (and growing) employees.  I speak from mostly a user perspective, but
> I
> know the admin who maintained it didn't have too much beef with it.  We
> rarely saw downtime, except during upgrades (which is a good thing - most
> of
> the examples mentioned do not provide as frequent updates as Zimbra.  You
> can always count on Zimbra improving even more than it does now), and it
> being open source, I even started to look into writing my own Thunderbird
> plugins for accepting appointments, etc.  Zimbra actually gave more
> functionality to Outlook users than Linux users, something that can't be
> said for a lot of its OSS competitors.  Show your boss the demo that was
> pointed out earlier - I am willing to bet he will fall in love with it as
> soon as he sees it.  I doubt you can get the Exchange Outlook Connector to
> auto-link phone numbers and addresses in your e-mails to your address book
> like Zimbra's web client does, and I know it doesn't link dates to your
> calendar so you can check within the e-mail itself if you are busy during
> those times.  We were even working towards integrating it with our Asterix
> system so the phone numbers in e-mails customer support received would
> auto-dial the customer when you clicked on them.  I think I'm only
> touching
> the surface with the possibilities.  Outlook users will most likely not
> even
> notice the difference between being on Exchange vs. Zimbra - I know ours
> didn't at Backcountry, and they used it just as they would have on an
> Exchange platform.  After seeing it in action I will be encouraging all my
> employers to make the switch in the future.
>
> Jesse
>
> On 9/25/06, Scott Morris <scottmmorris at hotpop.com> wrote:
> >
> > We've had some discussion recently about server replacements for
> > Exchange.  I did get all of the suggestions for such applications, such
> > as Zimbra, Citadel, OpenXchange, Scalix, etc.  What I didn't catch was
> > personal experience that anyone had with any of these.
> >
> > If you've had experience with any of these, which seems easiest to
> > install, maintain, etc?
> >
> > Off-hand, do you know which support Outlook connectivity without having
> > to buy something extra?
> >
> > Anything to steer clear of or be aware of?
> >
> > Again, I'm aware of many of the possible alternatives.  I'm mostly just
> > looking for personal experience that anyone has had.
> >
> > My manager is about 10 seconds away from just telling me to install
> > Exchange.  Please save me from the agony. :)
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Scott Morris
> >
> >
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