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    Instead of Exchange....


    I'm running a Ubuntu system, and I would like to know what kind of software to use that is similar to MS Exchange.

    Been googing a bit, but i'm kind of stuck.


    Please help.

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    where did you get stuck
    exchange alternative - Google Search

    to me postpath was the best looking alternative, but they have been bought by cisco and its no longer available.

    you need to figure out what options you want
    do you want to pay or do you want free?
    do you want a drop in replacement for exchange (ie, nothing extra to install on clients)?
    webmail?
    ....

    the link above has lots of good links

    here is another good link
    Zimbra offers Open Source email server software and shared calendar for Linux and the Mac

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    Hi.

    I would like free software.

    I'm not quite sure of what I'm looking for, but I want to be able to use MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Evolution and Thunderbird.

    And also be able to use webmail like Squirrelmail.

    It's important that it will run on Linux, but you all know that.

    Thank you for the links / google search, I'll look into it as soon I'm back from the gym. (Need to stay in shape!)

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Thanks, Ill look in to Zimbra and Open-Xchange.

    Have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j1s View Post
    I'm not quite sure of what I'm looking for, but I want to be able to use MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Evolution and Thunderbird.

    And also be able to use webmail like Squirrelmail.
    Unless there's a specific Exchange type feature you need,
    it sounds like you only require any simple IMAP mail server.

    I use Courier IMAP, personally. There's several others, too.

    What's nice about using IMAP, instead of POP3, is that you
    can use any email client from any computer and all of your
    email remains on the server. You don't find yourself getting
    stuck with a given client or going through risky mail imports.

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    Hi.

    I've heard about Courier IMAP, isn't it alomst like Dovecot...? I'll check into Courier. Thanks for answering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j1s View Post
    I've heard about Courier IMAP, isn't it alomst like Dovecot...?
    They are "alike" if you base it on the fact they're both IMAP servers.

    I use Courier because it's what I've used for a long time. I've never
    tried Dovecot. It could be an easier server to setup. Check it out!

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