Exchange Alternative

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by TerryJoyce, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. TerryJoyce macrumors member

    TerryJoyce

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    Hello All,

    I have just bought a Mac Mini. I am wanting to host my own email server on the mini. I am wondering what software is available to install that will do this. Something that is nice and easy to install would be prefered.

    Hope you can help.

    Terry
     
  2. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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  3. hmmfe macrumors regular

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    Not sure if you needed a free option, but Kerio (http://www.kerio.com) is an easy email server and pretty feature rich. Beware: it is not ready for Snow Leopard right now.
     
  4. TerryJoyce thread starter macrumors member

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  5. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Do you want an email server or do you want an exchange alternative? Not really the same thing at all.
     
  6. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    Depending on what you are trying to do and why Google Apps might be a good solution for you. The 'personal' version is free. I use the corporate version which has more storage and cost $50/year/person. It's been a solid mixed-platform, inexpensive solution to exchange -- and it handles the spam filtering...
     
  7. BlakePowers macrumors newbie

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    I agree, I use google apps for business and it handles like an Exchange Server. I have it synced to multiple computers and my iPhone. It's been great for Calendaring, Mail, address book, and documents. The only problem that I had with google apps is if you ever decide to make a website their suite does not support FTP and you have to use their proprietary website building app. Instead of messing with it and DNS i just bought a new domain through godaddy. Seriously, who doesnt use FTP?
     
  8. lostinspace2011 macrumors member

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    You might find Address Book Server a usable alternative as well. It lets you sync contacts and calendars between macs and allows access to your data via the web too. http://www.addressbookserver.com

    This is not to be confused with the Address Book Server included in Snow Leopard. Unlike Apple's offering this supports 10.4 and 10.5 clients and you can even run the server on an old(er) linux box
     

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