"SuSE eMail Server II is an open-source e-mail
application that features simple, integrated installation and
Web-based configuration. It supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, LDAP, as
well as HTML access to mailboxes and public folders. In contrast to
competing products such as CommuniGate Pro , SuSE's offering is
based on well-known open-source components. As a result, SuSE's
package is less costly and doesn't lock your organization into
using a proprietary e-mail server.
The key components of eMail Server II are the Cyrus IMAP server,
the Postfix Mail Transfer Agent, the IMP Webmail Program, a Webmail
client, and a browser-based configuration utility provided by SuSE.
The Cyrus IMAP server includes its own user database (and, as a
result, offers better performance than the popular open source IMAP
server from the University of Washington ). With the Cyrus IMAP
server and Postfix, SuSE combines high-performance, open-source
e-mail components under the umbrella of SuSE's browser-based
When you initiate the eMail Server II installation process, SuSE
Linux Professional 7.0 is first installed; the product cannot be
installed on top of an existing Linux distribution. After the
standard Linux configuration, during which you specify crucial
network settings, the eMail Server II installation program lets you
configure the server's DNS information. The whole process is
simple, requiring very little user interaction; installation
proceeded flawlessly in our tests. If you're migrating from another
mail server to SuSE's, you can import existing user accounts via
comma-delimited file; but if your current mail server is also used
as an Exchange server for your domain, you'll need to create an MX
record on the domain's DNS server, defining it as destination host
for all incoming e-mail for the domain."
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