Linux server/ Email Solution OPINIONS???
Posted on 2003-11-20
I am curious if I could get some input on something. Our company is looking to purchase a new email server and system. WE have pricing on all the new microsoft goodies (server 2003 and exchange 2003 package) the problem is its very costly and I have read alot about how Linux can save companies money in this area.
SO i'm asking for ANY help in making the right choice here. Basically We need a server OS and email system that would integrate nicely (cheaply would help too) into out current system
Our current email system runs NT4 with exchange 5.5. In our network we have our domain server running NT4 with 3 other NT application servers and a win2000 SQL server.
Is there a linux solution first of all that would fit into this system without causing MAJOR problems? If so what Linux OS is recommended (redhat Suse?))
Seoncdly What kind of email systems are out there for linux. we currently have about 54 email boxes. Our users all use Outlook to access their mail. Not sure if there is a linux system that works nicely with outlook or not. It would be nice. Only other MANDATORY application we NEED would be the web access for our email so our sales managers in the field can get their email too.
Thirdly please remember I am new to linux and have really never used it so it would need to be somewhat easy at first although I assume I could catch on?
ANY and ALL suggestions are welcome!