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    Default Zimbra vs. KMS

    Hi All,

    I just want to know the feeling (hearbeat) of the community on:

    1. Why would I use Zimbra over KMS?
    2. And what are the advantages of Zimbra over KMS (aside from its OSS version).

    Thanks and hope you can post your reply here....

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    Well I don't know much about Kerio, but:

    1) We're Open Source. They're not.

    2) Hmmm, according to their forums, they have x users. We have x users. 1 Moderator, we have 8. Better forum support

    3) Kerio Technologies | Technical Support | Security Advisory

    Kerio Key Features

    Wireless email and groupware synchronization without middleware.
    ->Yup, Got that.

    Integrated McAfee Antivirus instantly removes viruses from incoming and outgoing email.
    ->ClamAV (Which is Open Source too)

    Multiple anti-spam technologies for the most effective spam control.
    ->[AWL=0.042, BAYES_00=-2.599, HTML_50_60=0.134, HTML_FONT_LOW_CONTRAST=0.194, HTML_MESSAGE=0.001]

    Kerio WebMail with drag-and-drop makes a great alternative to Microsoft Outlook.
    ->Hmmm, Sound familiar? Do they have a toaster? Cuz we do

    Server-based calendars and address books synchronize seamlessly with Outlook, Entourage, WebMail, and mobile devices.
    ->Yup, that too.

    Exchange Migration Tool imports all user data from Microsoft Exchange.
    ->Exchange, Lotus, Domino, PST Import tool

    We're better.

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    Great line by line presentation jholder... really appreciate that...

    I hope somebody else can put their comments in!

    Thanks again....

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    There also is this post from our mod Greg talking about his migrations(in response to your earlier question).

    KMS to Zimbra

    If you have more questions you may want to PM Greg. He has had some significant Kerio experience in the past before moving over to Zimbra.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinH View Post
    There also is this post from our mod Greg talking about his migrations(in response to your earlier question).

    KMS to Zimbra

    If you have more questions you may want to PM Greg. He has had some significant Kerio experience in the past before moving over to Zimbra.
    Thanks for that info Kevin. :-) Really appreciate it....

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    Hi, We are in the middle of rolling out Kerio. It has some serious weaknesses, in terms of:

    offline support for Outlook
    support for ical (they just added this in the next release however)
    inability to search the full text of emails in outlook.
    inability to distinguish one user's calendar from another one

    I would like to test Zimbra to see if it has anything to offer that Kerio does not, but it looks like the important parts only come with the Professional edition - is there a 30 day eval?

    Joel

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrave View Post

    I would like to test Zimbra to see if it has anything to offer that Kerio does not, but it looks like the important parts only come with the Professional edition - is there a 30 day eval?

    Joel
    http://www.zimbra.com/products/download_network.html
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    Thanks! That includes the Outlook connectors & sync plugins?

    Joel

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrave View Post
    Thanks! That includes the Outlook connectors & sync plugins?

    Joel
    yep they're available from the admin console which i think is quite clever and well thought out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrave View Post
    Hi, We are in the middle of rolling out Kerio. It has some serious weaknesses, in terms of:

    offline support for Outlook
    support for ical (they just added this in the next release however)
    inability to search the full text of emails in outlook.
    inability to distinguish one user's calendar from another one

    I would like to test Zimbra to see if it has anything to offer that Kerio does not, but it looks like the important parts only come with the Professional edition - is there a 30 day eval?

    Joel
    Run, don't walk away from Kerio...trust me

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