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Scalix – An alternative solution to MS exchange

Scalix is an e-mail and group calendaring solution which is tipped as an alternative to MS Exchange. Scalix gives you the freedom to choose the applications and desktops that best suit your business needs. It offers you many features like e-mail, shared calendaring, group folders and other collaboration features and all these on a platform which is more stable and secure than MS Exchange. It also provides the option of integrating systems like ERP, CRM, and billing into the Scalix system using its open API.

Scalix comes in different editions: Enterprise, Small Business, Appliance, Xandros, Community, and Raw. The Scalix installation without license is possible via its Community Edition which is described in this article.


Zimbra- Your Open Source Mail Server

Are you in the lookout for a good open source mail server?

Well, then your first stop would be Zimbra.

Zimbra provides open-source server and client software for numerous applications like messaging and collaboration: email, group calendaring, contacts, and web document management and authoring.

Sendmail to Qmail migration

This article explains how to migrate email accounts/mailboxes from a sendmail server to a Qmail server. A challenging task for any sysadmin implementing a Migration would be to migrate all the email accounts from one Mail server to another preserving all the settings, such as usernames and passwords.

This document helps you, only if your Qmail system is installed with VpopMail (not VmailMgr). Installing and configuring qmail+vpopmail is out of the scope of this article.(Refer to and to install Qmail and Vpopmail) This article exclusively covers only the Migration aspects.

Here is what you have.

* Sendmail server, the list of usernames, the corresponding system passwords (encrypted, not clearpasswords) and the Mailboxes
* Qmail server with VpopMail.