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Are Outlook 2003 and OSX Leopard Server Compatible?

Posted on 2007-12-05
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I have been reading a bit about the new OSX Leopard server and it would ideal for two companies that I am working with at the moment. One is getting a little too big for the SBS 2000 that they have in place at present but not big enough for a big jump to separate Exchange and Server. The second one is a charitable organisation that to date has been using POP3 mail accounts to date and was backing up sporadically on stand alone machines. They would have users that would only be using the mail a couple of times a month which would not justify the CAL fees that windows look for.

So I was wondering if Outlook 2003 (generally) would be able to work with the mail server application in the new Leopard Server that has recently been released.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Doey
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by:dnudelman
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Don't try it! You are better off with a Linux Server than with a MAC server for windows clients.
If they have SBS 2000 changing exchange to mDaemon email server. It is very easy to configure and it is very cheap.
In case of failure youi only have to set up a new pc and move to filders and it is working again.
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by:dnudelman
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Don't try it! You are better off with a Linux Server than with a MAC server for windows clients.
If they have SBS 2000 changing exchange to mDaemon email server. It is very easy to configure and it is very cheap.
In case of failure youi only have to set up a new pc and move to filders and it is working again.
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by:dnudelman
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Don't try it! You are better off with a Linux Server than with a MAC server for windows clients.
If they have SBS 2000 changing exchange to mDaemon email server. It is very easy to configure and it is very cheap.
In case of failure youi only have to set up a new pc and move to filders and it is working again.
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Eoin OSullivan earned 500 total points
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Yes, even as a big Mac fan I'd not recommend moving SBS over to OSX .. you'd have to start from scratch.

Have you looked at
Kerio MailServer (http://www.kerio.com/kms_home.html)
or
MDaemon (http://www.altn.com/Products/MessagingSolutions/MDaemon/)

Personally I'd recommend Kerio .. much cheaper than Exchange with all the main functionality
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by:darron_chapman
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Our company has used Communigate Pro for the past 5 and a half years and it works great (we have about 450 users - 70% PC 30% MAC)... good cross platform functionality, nice webmail interface, it also has a robust MAPI client that emulates Exchange pretty well.  Simple to install and maintain.

http://www.communigate.com/enterprise/products.html
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