MS Exchange

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Wed Oct 1 10:10:59 PDT 2003

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 13:04:05 -0400, Brandon Gale 
<brandon at> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Philip Paeps [mailto:philip+freebsd at]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 2:37 AM
>> To: ports at
>> Cc: Brandon Gale
>> Subject: Re: MS Exchange
>> On 2003-09-29 22:54:31 (-0400), Brandon Gale
>> <brandon at> wrote:
>> > Does anyone know of a port or piece of software that emulates a
>> MS Exchange
>> > server and interfaces with MS Outlook clients?
>> The only thing I can think of is SuSE's 'OpenExchange'.  I've
>> never used it
>> myself (I prefer just plain IMAP and LDAP, and particularly doing
>> away with
>> lookout and that so-called 'operating system' on which is it said
>> to 'run'),
>> but it comes highly recommended by a friend of mine.  That could
>> mean I should
>> find other friends though :-)
> Do you have a link to the homepage for OpenExchange?

Google is your friend.. ;-)

Anyway, you also can try to check at , I haven't use it 
but I saw demo and it looks nice...


>> > I'm trying to provide an alternative to a potential client using Win2k
>> > simply for the only reason that they require the functionality of an 
>> MS
>> > Exchange server.
>> Which functionality do they require?
> The main functionality is centralized email access, centralized calendar
> sharing and centralized address book sharing, all done through their
> familiar Outlook interface.
> I'm trying to convince the client that running a Win2k3 server is going 
> to
> be much more costly than running a FreeBSD server.  They agree in 
> principal,
> but the three capabilities listed above are the sticking point in the
> decision, which leads to MS Exchange server and the ship is sunk.
> I'm also considering pitching a fully web based groupware system, but
> haven't found many options for that.  In the ports tree all I could find 
> was
> "phpGroupWare" which I'm not sure is still undergoing active development.
> Thanks,
> Brandon
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