Stig Bull (no) wrote:
: We're ditching our Exchange server in favour of one running on Solaris.
: At first we thought about Sun's iMS, but we have specific demands for having
: no single point of failures. iMS unfortunately won't run under NFS, so the
: hardware solution we would end up with were ridicuously expensive.
: Therefore we're back to square one, on the hunt for a suitable mailserver
: for Solaris. Which mailservers do people find works fine with Solaris?
: I have no oposition against using OS, but our requirements are that it
: should be:
: 1: Easy to administer
: 2: Easy to maintain
: 3: Easy to install
: 4: Allow a group of users to perform certain administrator tasks
: 5: Allow users to administer their own out of office/vacation messages
: 6: Have fully integrated anti-spam features
: 7: Have antivirus sofware installed or be ready for having AV installed
: 8: Make the migration from Exchange as seamless as possible for Outlook
: 9: Feature LDAP and an exchangable calendar
: 10: POP3 and IMAP
: Yes, iMS can do this but drops dead through the floor when it comes to
: DB's and mailboxes on NFS volumes.
: But if OpenSource can do this withouth requiring something like at least
: 2 months of doentation reading, configuration and installation, I'd
: like to hear some alternatives. If not, which mailserver would fulfill
: our need?
: We're about 50 people.
HP's OpenMail, now a Samsung product, is suppose to be a drop-in
replacement for an Exchange server:
"...Samsung SDS and HP sign OpenMail license agreement.
On November 13th 2001 Hewlett-Packard Company and Samsung SDS signed a
licensing agreement allowing SDS to develop, enhance and sell
messaging solutions built on HP's OpenMail e-mail server software.
Click here to read the full announcement or go directly to
OpenMail downloads are only available to customers that have been
issued with a valid user id and password. Click here to go to the
OpenMail download page.
What is OpenMail?
OpenMail is a UNIX and Linux based messaging and collaboration
solution. Designed for heterogeneous environments, OpenMail not only
facilitates different client desktops and multiple messaging systems,
but is also built on open standards. It prevents lock-in while
providing the lowest total cost of ownership of any messaging system
on the market.
With a server that runs on HP-UX, AIX, Solaris and Linux, OpenMail can
also interoperate with servers from other leading vendors. OpenMail is
a standards-based Internet technology, supporting transport standards
such as SMTP/MIME, client access standards including MAPI, POP3 and
IMAP4, and directory standards including LDAP and X.500.
OpenMail supports many of the leading desktop clients, and includes
OpenMail clients to meet the varying needs of customers. OpenMail
provides: low cost of ownership; proven design; scalability and
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