|Julien Vehent on 17 Mar 2011 05:03:01 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] open source webmail reviews?|
Randall et al,
I'll share the experiences I've had. Until recently I used Cyrus, Postfix and SA on a CentOS vm. I was without webmail for a few years during which time I tried several products. I used cyrus sieve filtering to sort SPAM which worked but it was painful to update the filters. I've recently converted to Zimbra.
I do have a Zimbra bias as I do Zimbra integration for a living and so know it well and like it.
RoundCube: doesn't handle large inboxes well at all at least with a Cyrus backend. Large in my case is 1500-5000 messages. It's been a year or so since I tried it but development didn't seem very active the last time I checked.
Zimbra is not a webmail client but an integrated collaboration solution--webmail, calendaring, mta, imap and pop server, etc.. The do use a lot of open source components but they wrap their own configuration utilities and admin interface around them which I find particularly frustrating for products I know well. Postfix, SA, OpenLDAP, etc. are all there but can't be configured in the usual way.
If you're willing to use Zimbra for your mta, webmail, client, imap server, etc. you get an awesome integrated experience. The downside it is is resource intensive and you really have to drink the Zimbra cool-aid and do things their way. Documentation can be spotty but almost everything you want to do is either in their forums or on a blog somewhere.
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