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Goodbye MS Exchange: Good Linux Email Servers

Feb 23, 2011, 22:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Don't pay top dollar for Microsoft lard when you can get the best mail servers for free. The Linux world is full of great servers, both free and with commercial support options.

"In part 1 of this series I reiterated the the obvious "Linux Servers Are the Smart Business Choice". Today let's take a look at the difference between email and groupware servers, which one you should choose, and a selection of good email servers that run on Linux.

"Don't Use Exchange For POP/IMAP

"A whole lot of shops, even very small ones, fork over big bucks for an Exchange server, which requires Active Directory, which requires one of the many versions of Windows Server (differentiated only by price and different degrees of being feature-crippled) when all they want is a simple POP/IMAP mail server. Every time you touch a Windows server you incur another license charge, and if you want actual users to connect to it you pay for those too. They really want you to buy Sharepoint too, but it's not an Exchange dependency. Yet.

"Do you really need a groupware suite?"

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