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Which Mail Server is best?

By vthronson ·
We are currently using Window's Workgroup Mail, as our mail server on our NT4 network. Clients are running '95 and '98. I have 125 mail users now. I know it's far past time to get a "real" mail server running. I am interested in the pros and consabout the choices I have to pick from, for a mail server progam. I know Exchange and Lotus Notes are popular. What would someone tell me, to sway me one way or another? And, are there other mail server programs I should consider?
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by ChrisIS In reply to Which Mail Server is best ...

I use Eudora World Mail. Very easy setup and maitaining. about 200$ and then license users for about 5 to 10$ each. runs on WinNT server 4.0.

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by antony_k In reply to Which Mail Server is best ...

Hi!

You can consider about MDaemon(its shareware) or Sendmail(most famous UNIX mailserver ported to Win32) its free.

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by Gary Sharp In reply to Which Mail Server is best ...

Notes is good, but the persuading argument for Exchange in an NT environment is its integration into the NT domain structure and ease of user admin, if all your users are NT domain account holders. On the down side, boh Notes and Exchange are prettyhardware intensive - don't skimp on the server specs!

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by KenOwsley In reply to Which Mail Server is best ...

Here is what I know:

Lotus: Of the people I know who use it, none of them like it as well as the other two enterprise solutions, GroupWise and Exchange. I've monkeyed with it and I find it quite klugy. I imagine there is someone somewhere who likes it, but I have never met them.

Exhcange - We use the latest Exhcange 5.5. It is fine for what we do. We've got an international corporation with a global NT domain. We've got mail servers all over the world, and we are all connected. Of course, you've got a smaller organization, but it will work even better for you. Be sure you are using the Domain structure on your NT server. Exchange will, of course, require it's own server. Don't scrimp. Lots of memry, and big hardware RAID is the only way to go.

GroupWise - Novell used to have a version of GroupWise that ran on NT. I don't know if they still do or not. Honestly it is the best Mail/GroupWare platfrom I've ever administered. I started with 5.0, which was not so good. But 5.1, and 5.5 w

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by rindi1 In reply to Which Mail Server is best ...

If you are a microsoft office user and plan to use outlook, then your stuck with Exchange. You can only get the maximum out of outlook if you have exchange in the background. Another pro for exchange is it's good integration with NT (user managementetc). The downside is it is a little difficult to get up and going.

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