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Date:      Wed, 25 Sep 2002 23:53:03 -0400
From:      Bob Johnson <>
To:        Brian McCann <>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Need a solution
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In-Reply-To: <000001c2650e$5a032be0$1500a8c0@dogbert>
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On Wednesday 25 September 2002 11:39 pm, Brian McCann appears to have=20
> I'll check into Courier now...but I think when I said "public
> folders"...I may need to elaborate.  Basically..I need something like
> newsgroups or forums that can be access controlled.  (eg. So students
> can't read messages about faculty meetings).

Cyrus includes a bulletin board function that I've never used, but it=20
it sounds like just what you need for that.  It essentially sets up=20
mailboxes shared by specified users where they can leave messages=20
for each other.

Of course, you can also just set up a standard news servers.

- Bob

> Thanks,
> --Brian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Johnson []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 11:36 PM
> To: Brian McCann; freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: Need a solution
> On Wednesday 25 September 2002 10:38 pm, Brian McCann appears to have
> written:
> > I've got a slight quandary.  I need a FreeBSD/*nix solution to a
> > Microsoft Exchange server.  Basically...Exchange server is what we
> > need as far as functionality, but it's way to expensive,
> > and...well...I really try not to use M$FT products when it comes to
> > servers.  So...I need something that does a directory of contacts
> > (LDAP I assume will work), something that will share schedules, and
> > something that will act as a mail server and a "public folder"
> > server.
> >
> > I'm told IMAP CAN do this...but is this really the best "groupware"
> > for FreeBSD solution? Any suggestions?
> IMAP is a mail server protocol: it doesn't directly address the rest
> of your needs.  Cyrus is an IMAP server that was designed as an
> enterprise mail system and may be a good solution.  Courier is
> another IMAP server that has a lot of extra features that you might
> find useful (Courier is actually a lot more than an IMAP server:
> for example, it also includes a webmail server).
> HP used to have a not-well-promoted Exchange Server replacement
> for Unix, but they seem to have discontinued it.
> "Public folders" would most likely be done with Samba: it provides
> Windows networking compatibility.
> You won't get all of the features of Exchange, but you won't get all
> of its weaknesses, either.
> - Bob
> > Thanks,
> > --Brian

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