Hi, as the title suggests I'm currently using Scalix on one box for a sub-domain but what I'd really like is to aggrogate the full domain and sub-domain together so that users from say sub.domain.com and users from domain.com can all be put onto one machine.
Discovering this post: [SOLVED] scalix user, looking at zimbra
I decided to ask my own questions! :-)
I know Scalix can definately handle this but since I'm using Postfix on the other system I would really like to bring everything together.
My primary reason for submitting this thread however is that Scalix seems to have left out one highly important feature which is the mail client integration for Linux systems. I have a small setup and am trying to 0 costs (were possible) so basically don't need the extra MS overhead, so I'm moving all my desktop systems over to Linux (CentOS 5.3 to be specific).
Now the Scalix connector for Evolution doesn't seem to support my version and isn't supported by Scalix anyhow as help is very limited infact 0 for my questions as the source seemed to not want to compile.
I have some questions about Zimbra, just to see if it is gona be worth me migrating or sticking with what I have already and just using the Webmail interface of Sclalix.
1. Although reading the post above and doing some Google'ing I haven't worked out yet if it is possible to transfer or convert Scalix users data to Zimbra. - mail, calendar, and contacts
Without MS Outlook!! Otherwise I will need to create a virtual instance in Suns Vbox which is a headache in itself for every single user. Also last time we did that and put everything into CSV files in calendar and contacts information was missing :-(
2. Anti virus and spam support - Scalix supports this although is 3rd party and takes a while to setup. I have done it good information on the WIKI but very fiddly. What's Zimbra's take here, is it integrated or similar principle to Scalix?
3. Encryption support (SSL and TLS), Scalix offers SSL just about withthe use of an external program called tunnel if I remember correctly which tunnels the port from non-secure to secure. Simple but again not integrated into the system.
4. Mail client integration? How easy is it to integrate Zimbra with mail clients? Basically in Linux and also Sun Solaris so that I can sync mail like an MS Outlook Connector but with other clients. I need Contact and Calendar integration aswell as mail. Scalix uses CalDAV which is readonly from Evolution but only for calendar no contacts :-(
I think this might be what I'm looking for: Ajax email client: Open Source collaboration software ????
5. Webmail client? The products page on the main site suggests the Ajax Webmail client. That's part of the Zimbra server package isn't it?
6. The last question for now (there might be others later) is basically if I can use mail from multiple domains? At the moment my Scalix setup is so that the machine is a standalone server but then uses fetchmail to recieve mail from ISP and other POP/IMAP mail boxes and distribute them to each user individually. So currently mail.isp.com account is masked to a particular user so they can send/recieve mail from either ISP or internal account. Is this possible with Zimbra??
7. One final over looked question! Can all this be done from the Open Source version? And is mail client free also??
That's all the questions I have for now other then checking out the Sun Java Communications suite, but somehow I think that only works with Solaris or Connector for Outlook. Will have to re-read.
Many thanks for any responses!! :-)