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E-mail Server Solution

By cwayland ·
I have a client who needs an e-mail and scheduling server solution. They are a small buisness and can't afford Exchange. They have 5 people in their office. They have a dsl connection to the internet and e-mail through their web hosting company. They would like to send e-mails to each other and scheduling through Outlook within their office, and of course send e-mails out through their web host to the internet. I need a server that can connect to the web host POP3 accounts, send and recieve with them, as well as circulate internal e-mails and scheduling through outlook. Is there a program which has these basic functions without paying the high price for Exchange?

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open source

by bash3r In reply to E-mail Server Solution

Have you looked into an open source solution like Linux or my preference FreeBSD. You could install an IMAP or POP mail server for email. Also, what all do they need for scheduling? Project scheduling? tasks, resources? I have used serveral open source or GPL software applications that are web based which would run on a webserver like Apache running PHP and MySQL. The power is in your hand... if you're holding FreeBSD :)

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Minor issues

by cwayland In reply to open source

1st issue is that the client has a Windows2000 Server. They don't have an available machine for Linux. If they buy a new one at $2,000 they could have bought Exchange. As for scheduling it would be nice if it had a backend engine that worked with Outlook. I'm trying to keep this as seamless as possible. It may not be possible, but I thought I would ask and see.

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