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Gartner research shows that Ipswitch's IMail server platform provides options that can help reduce e-mail messaging costs. How has your IT department taken steps to lower e-mail messaging costs? What actions do you suggest to help administrators improve costs? You can read the related Gartner article, which will be posted on 3:00 A.M. Monday, at http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id= r00220000612ggp01.htm.

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by ratherbfishing In reply to Tech Perspective: Is Ipsw ...

Is this an advertisement for Ipswitch? If so, it does not seem appropriate to put in Forum where us Sys admins and such are spending our precious time to help each other out.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Tech Perspective: Is Ipsw ...

Since you put it here you asked for this...
I have used Imail and it sucks BIG time. Same issues as with any third party e-mail solution.. you use the services you loose control. What about calendaring? What about Global Address Book? What about everything else a e-mail server like Exchange can give you. Imail is good for you small 1-20 employee companies that don't have a full time sysadmin. But is a sysadmin going to pick Imail over Exchange or Q-mail or even sendmail.. not likley. Answer #1is right this is a bad place to ask that question.

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by techperspective In reply to Tech Perspective: Is Ipsw ...

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Tech Perspective: Is Ipsw ...

Not to mention that the Imail administrator password for your account is submitted in clear text across the internet, the imail server except relays, they are often down, POP indexes are often corrupted causing the user to get duplicate e-mails. (heads up users hate that, and guess who the complain to as if it where our fault).

Again nothing against I-mail for you uneducated small companies that are just getting their companies started it is great.

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by Paul G. In reply to Tech Perspective: Is Ipsw ...

The question is: How has your IT department taken steps to lower e-mail messaging costs? Second question is: What actions to you suggest to help administratrors improve costs?

Addressing first question:

How has your IT deparment taken steps to lower e-mail messaging costs?

1) By eliminating any dependencies on unreliable or insecure email packages such as MSExchange or MsOutlook, as well as any email packages which depend on MS specific formats such as Eudora Mail, ActiveX or .vbs scripts to retain functionality. This in turn (2) reduces maintenance costs for messaging systems by at least 80% by reducing my organizations dependency on MS products and decreasing the possibility of viral infections (very high maintenance costs associated with such things).

Question 2: What actions do you suggest to help administrators improve (/reduce?) costs?
1) Use a "messaging system" which has little or no costs (excluding cost of upgradeing/installation) on a seat-by-seat basis.
2) Use a "me

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by marcbm57 In reply to Tech Perspective: Is Ipsw ...

I came from a large shop that had Exchange and now work at a small business that has IMail. Exchange is great for large shop, yes it does everything and is high maintenance.
Imail is easy to learn and everything we need here (52 users). Setup and configuration was done in less than an hour.
It is low maintenance and relative inexpensive. We run it on a 300 with 128 ram. It works for us, it is a good product.

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