Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Aug 2008 17:51 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Everyone knows that Microsoft Exchange is expensive - but ubiquitous " and plenty of open source projects and vendors have been trying a variety of technical approaches to replace it. While none is yet a drop-in replacement, a PC World article looks at ways that some administrators can get a cost advantage by switching.
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by friday on Fri 29th Aug 2008 12:21 UTC
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I've just deployed a citadel box to a client who needed a fast email server, but utilized a CRM tool that had a built in pop3 client. Anyone else not using the CRM tool would just use Outlook or Outlook Express.

But, in the future, I will probably switch to Zimbra, providing the hardware purchased is quite large. Why Zimbra? Because of the desktop client.

To really create an exchange killer, you're going to need a server like citadel or zimbra, and a very good desktop client.

Many will say that you still need to support Outlook. I say this is rubbish. I've seen it with several clients who were forced to use built in pop3/imap clients in a CRM tool. The switch from Outlook went well. It can be done, users can be trained.

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