Understanding and Replacing Microsoft Exchange

The hardest-to-replace Microsoft server software is the expensive, frustrating Exchange. Here's how IBM and Bynari sent it packing.


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Exchange is easy to replace

Digital Networking's picture

There isn't anything that exchange can do that open source components can't. I found an article which explains exactly how to replace exchange here http://digitalnetworking.biz/how-tos/how-to-replace-exchange-with-open-s...

good article,thn

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These two steps can allow a programmer or a seasoned administrator to create an alternative service provider for Outlook and serve a number of conventional mail clients. Linux mail servers do not discriminate based on the platform one uses. One can use Netscape Mail, Outlook Express, Ximian Evolution, mutt or Pine, to mention a few of the available MUA. celebrex 200 mg

Microsoft Outlook the most stable software????

Wong Seoul's picture

"Microsoft Outlook the most stable software"
I can not disagree more. I am not sure how much email you receive everyday.. My MS Outlook crashes all the time.. I lose my emails all of a sudden.. I do not also use MS Exchange and recommend it..


Just a comment

Jairo's picture

Funny how things are... I've been using Outlook for (at least) 10 years now. Without a single "hard crash" as you say, *never* lost any email, *never* had a reason to change. In the (few) times it began to crash from time to time, the reason always was some other software installation that turned it unstable. But it can happen with any other windows software.
In time: except for the extremely high cost, I use (also for several years now) and recommend MS Exchange Server. Having a good (and simple-tasks-based maintenance) you can run it for years with no complaints.

Zarafa full mapi implementation on Linux

Anonymous's picture

Take a look at the Exchange alternative Zarafa (www.zarafa.com). This product has a native MAPI implementation on your Linux server and even support for advanced Exchange features, like Freebusy times, Global Address Book and full TNEF support.

The best thing of the product is the AJAX based webaccess, which is completely in the Outlook "Look & Feel". See demo.zarafa.com.

Awesome work. Thanks for

Anonymous's picture

Awesome work. Thanks for saving the world. You're definitely earned your success and money.

I am a windows developer and

Anonymous's picture

I am a windows developer and worked primarily on windows. I still support linux and love it. I have just thrown windows out of my home computer (will love to do this at work when time comes). I am more than impressed by this effort. Keep up the good work.

Microsoft is doomed!

Anonymous's picture

I am so happy to see efforts like this. I wish for Microsoft to lose their stronghold in the marketplace as soon as possible because diversity in choice of Operating Systems means better security for everyone. Replacement of Microsoft's product lines, one by one, is a truly wonderful move in this direction.


I must admit to being more im

Outlook Express repair's picture

I must admit to being more impressed for it. I've even recommended it to all my friends.

what a waste of time... So

Anonymous's picture

what a waste of time... So have you kept up with Exchange 2007?

I thought not. This is a pointless excercise... How many programmer for how many
years will it take to keep up with Exchange? It would cost you a couple hundred grand
to keep up and you still couldnt handle it. Programmers arent cheap.

Exchange has competitors but they stink and exchange is cheap.

There's nothing "cheap"

Anonymous's picture

There's nothing "cheap" about Exchange!