Question regarding experience

Scott Morris scottmmorris at hotpop.com
Mon Sep 25 16:59:45 MDT 2006


Excellent.  That appears consistent with the conclusions that I drew.
OK if I contact either of you off-list?  Thanks a ton.

Scott


Ryan Byrd wrote:
> 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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