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Hi all,

I am trying to set up a Mail server for our small start-up, but Exchange 2003 seems to be too expensive a server to afford. It costs about 50 dollars a person for every mailbox set up on the server.

I want to know if there are any other alternative that might be a good choice for mail server in the windows platform ?

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

Regards,
Herman
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Windows 2003 Server comes with a POP3 mail server.  In addition, if you purchase Microsoft Small Business Server, that comes with exchange.  Excxhange is MORE than a mail server, it's groupware.  It allows sharing of address books/contacts, assignment of tasks, shared calendaring services.  A mail server just sends and receives email.
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Thanks leew,

I think our organization doesn't really need Exchange at the moment. However, i would like to see if you know any script or programs that will allow me to have a web interface for my users and mail administrators.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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Tons of free stuff for Linux - Most will likely work with Windows too, especially PHP based stuff.  The mail server is still POP3 or IMAP and the web client just needs to pretend to be a pop3 or imap client.

I'll have a look around and let you know what I find.
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by:sriwi
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you can use mdaemon, it is quite good as well

www.altn.com

cheers
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I've heard good things about MailEnable. http://www.mailenable.com/ The basic version is free. Maybe that is more of what you're looking for.
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any other suggestions ....i quite like mailenable
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I don't have any other suggestions. I've never used mailenable, just heard good things about it. Hope it was what you were looking for.
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I am going to buy the professional edition of this server. Thanks for the suggestion
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