OSX Server 5.x - Wish :-)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MHUMAC, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. MHUMAC macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2015
    Hi All,

    I am posting in the hope that some apple-dev / decision maker might make it's way to the MacRumours forum :)

    It's a wish - that apple bundles a slick / simple / responsive web-mail client with their server app. will be a good addition and especially attractive for many businesses.

    I know roundcube is available but it's not that great.

    This is just a wish - what you think ? please do share your input - thanks

    Kind regards
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Web mail would be a nice feature addition, however I believe that Google Apps for Business holds most of the market share on something like this.
  3. snarfquest macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2013
    I wish they would switch to ISC-DHCP and do DDNS updates to their own DNS server.....
  4. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    I would doubt that would ever be bundled in OS X Server. There's no reason to run your own mail server anymore.

    If Apple really wanted to further its SMB and enterprise reach, it would open up the Apple ID / iCloud infrastructure a bit and create a competitor to Google Apps. They already have the bones; but if they allowed custom domains and extended account control to those domain admins, they could really corner Google in that space. Integrate that with OS X Server's OD and you've got a winner for SMBs.

    The real answer is that Apple themselves don't really care about enterprise. They invite other companies to handle that for them -- ie., Google Apps, FileWave, etc. They've said so themselves. So I wouldn't expect to see any real innovation in the OS X Server space from Apple anytime soon.
  5. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    I would love a remote printing option for OS X Server, something like HP ePrint except reliable.
  6. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    They used to do just that, but removed it. It's rarely worth the hassle (security and spam problems) running ones own mail server.
  7. scho0ck macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2014
    I can recommend rainloop, easy PHP web client with sieve support and multi domain support so effectively you can also add your gmail or whatever account and it's easy to set up PHP and mysql DB
  8. Geeky Chimp macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    I can recommend AfterLogic WebMail Lite (or Pro) PHP working on OS X Server as a Webmail Client. Its nice and easy to install and configure too.

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