Thanks for all the help guys.
Zimbra autocreate accounts with Active Directory or LDAP
Zimbra content filter
We've been using zimbra for student mail for a couple of years now, it has been a breath of fresh air over exchange. Upgrades have been simple, we've gone through version 4 to current without a hiccup. I've found it easier and more reliable than exchange, with a good (free) support network.
Jay (16th December 2008)
- Integration with sharepoint
- Local control (you can send emails even when the internet is down)
- One click backup with backupexec
- Ability to set limits to different accounts, also far more storage available if you want
- AD integration
- Most popular email server software in the world by far, massive support network and knowledge base
- OWA is world class mail front end, perfect for schools as its so locked down.
- Powershell making things a lot quiker to do bulk operations
How anyone can think RM easymail is even close to exchange is beyond me.
Many people are unaware there is life without microsoft, I agree - but most of them aren't reading this forum.
You make exchange out to be the root of all evils, whereas the first time I used it I was really pleasantly surprised (especially after the carcrash of easymail), and have used it in numerous companies now - to great effect.
Zimbra is great, but to be honest, unless you've got someone with at least some linux background, you're gonna struggle until you find your feet.
If you've got a SLT that'll appreciate that....
Out of curiosity why are you desperate to get rid of RM Easymail? Do you find it limiting in some way? Is there something you want to do but can't? Or maybe you're Exchange Certified so know it like the back of your hand?Give me as many advantages you can think of. I'm desperate to get rid of RM Easymail!!
Because many people still look upon Microsoft as 'safe'
You and I, and most here, know linux has many benifits - but try explaining that to people who have no tech grounding.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't try, and If you're lucky enough to have an SLT that will back you then go for it.
The first two years at my last place we had full backing, and made great progress - then leadership changed hands and all that fell to bits. putting the kibosh on my VLE and Joomla plans :-(
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