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    email servers

    there are many email servers in the market and some good providers should be able to guide me through choosing them and also easy installation. can anybody give me idea of good providers please?

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    I personally wouldn't bother with an in house email system anymore, have a look at either Microsoft's Live@Edu or Google's Education Apps.

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    we used Zimbra and it was fantastic, but since upgraded to Google Apps as it offered more (than live@Edu) with less maintenance than zimbra

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    we used Zimbra and it was fantastic, but since upgraded to Google Apps as it offered more (than live@Edu) with less maintenance than zimbra
    Now Vmware has Zimbra are they still doing a free version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Now Vmware has Zimbra are they still doing a free version?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    I personally wouldn't bother with an in house email system anymore, have a look at either Microsoft's Live@Edu or Google's Education Apps.
    We use Google Apps for our students, live@edu for our staff and have a zimbra server just hanging around that I use to send notifications from other software such as helpdesk or backups.

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    I like the idea of a Zimbra server just loitering. Waiting for its moment.

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    I don't have the heart to move it. It was one of the first linux boxes I set up, so has a special place in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    I don't have the heart to move it. It was one of the first linux boxes I set up, so has a special place in my heart.
    LMAO sentimental attachment to a server. I get that with switches sometimes

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    That makes more sense, I was wondering why you had a whole Zimbra setup just sat around sending out notifications.

    Just wondering though, why do you use Google Apps for Students and Live@Edu for staff? Why not have them on the same system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    That makes more sense, I was wondering why you had a whole Zimbra setup just sat around sending out notifications.

    Just wondering though, why do you use Google Apps for Students and Live@Edu for staff? Why not have them on the same system?
    Staff like the more formal live@edu style. Well that's not really what happened. I set up staff on live@edu about two years ago and then decided to try google apps in the lsat 3 months so put the students on it. I'm not sure I could risk moving the staff to google. More fun this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    Staff like the more formal live@edu style. Well that's not really what happened. I set up staff on live@edu about two years ago and then decided to try google apps in the lsat 3 months so put the students on it. I'm not sure I could risk moving the staff to google. More fun this way.
    Fair enough. We setup Live@edu for our staff here a few months ago and they have taken to it really well which always make a nice change.

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    Been using Zimbra for a good number of years and have now virtualised it, it runs very well, is free and as we cannot guarantee our ISP at this moment.

    The staff rely very heavily on it for all their personal communication in and out of the school and have become quite accustomed to it never being down in all this time so we would be very reluctant to move, although we have thought recently of migrating some of our web services to the cloud.

    Its so easy to push out services to the cloud but not as easy getting your data back if the occasion calls for it and you lose certain control.

    Each school has to weigh up the pros and cons of moving its services to the cloud and how it will benefit the staff and students.

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    Hey quick question,
    Our previous network manager set up Zimbra which authenticates to 1 of 3 of our RM DC servers. Now we're getting CC4 in, the server names may change, but the domain won't - so my question is can you get Zimbra to authenticate against a domain rather than a specific server, so if one is down, the next will be there to serve it? Don't want to touch any settings before I jump in.
    Thanks for your time,
    Jon

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    IIRC you have to name the server, quite easy to do. I haven't used zimbra for a while now so things may have changed.



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