Microsoft Exchange groupware alternatives

Abe

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There are a lot of good alternatives that were not included. For example Kerio has a solution that is cross platform and has full outlook support.
 
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kingrob

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We use hipergate in our company. Tested Zimbra, but decided the lack of a Project Management module gives hipergate the edge.

Had hipergate on MySQL, but it runs very smooth on SQLExpress.
 

Tns

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exchange and lotusnotes email don't work so well together, also used mdaemon very good but also lack some stuff
 

Joe K

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Open Source is good but....

Having installed Scalix for a company way back in 2006 it was for my opinion the best in the business at that time. It was free with almost all the candy you can think of. It offered 50 free licenses for premium users and unlimited license for limited users.

Then in 2007 it was bought out by Xandros and everything changed. Licenses changed and if you upgraded due to some or other problem you could now only have 10 premium users.

So what I'm getting at is that Open Source products are a plenty out there but you run the risk of it been bought by some organization and then you're stuck.
 

xistenz

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Do any of these open-source alternatives work with Blackberry Enterprise Server?

Would be nice if they did :D
 

Saajid

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So what I'm getting at is that Open Source products are a plenty out there but you run the risk of it been bought by some organization and then you're stuck.
A true Open Source product, can NEVER be bought by any organisation, as far as I know. That is the nature of Open Source.

Am I right or wrong?
 

chubster

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Having installed Scalix for a company way back in 2006 it was for my opinion the best in the business at that time. It was free with almost all the candy you can think of. It offered 50 free licenses for premium users and unlimited license for limited users.

Then in 2007 it was bought out by Xandros and everything changed. Licenses changed and if you upgraded due to some or other problem you could now only have 10 premium users.

So what I'm getting at is that Open Source products are a plenty out there but you run the risk of it been bought by some organization and then you're stuck.
Then surely it is not open source, because open source is free. Sounds more like a shareware product that you bought on top of your open source OS/Desktop. The minute there are licenses involved then it is not open source. However I know of some products that are open source, but if you want the bells and whistles you need to pay for those additional options. Unless somebody develops an open source version of the add-ons.
 

sin_x

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Then surely it is not open source, because open source is free. Sounds more like a shareware product that you bought on top of your open source OS/Desktop. The minute there are licenses involved then it is not open source. However I know of some products that are open source, but if you want the bells and whistles you need to pay for those additional options. Unless somebody develops an open source version of the add-ons.
Open Source and free are not the same thing.
 

ponder

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Then surely it is not open source, because open source is free. Sounds more like a shareware product that you bought on top of your open source OS/Desktop. The minute there are licenses involved then it is not open source. However I know of some products that are open source, but if you want the bells and whistles you need to pay for those additional options. Unless somebody develops an open source version of the add-ons.
No, Open Source does not mean it's free, is Red Hat free?
Even Open Source has licenses, GPL, GPL2, MIT, BSD license etc
The owner of the code has the right to change the license terms or even run dual licenses ala Nokia Qt.

http://www.scalix.com/community/opensource/
You are free to download the code and do with it as you please same as with red hat etc
 

trancehead

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Windows

Do any of these run on Windows? Looking to set up something for a home server or are these too complicated for that?
 
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