Seven mail servers tested

Summary:Exchange might be the most popular but is it the best? We test the alternatives.


Contents
Introduction
Basic Mail Server Security
IBM Domino
Ipswitch iMail Server
Kerio MailServer
Microsoft Exchange
Novell Groupwise
Sendmail
SuSE Linux OpenExchange
Specifications
What to look for
Sample scenarios
Editor's choice
About RMIT

Kerio MailServer 6

Kerio has a very impressive product with MailServer 6, that is easy to install, configure, monitor, and administer. This application comes in two parts, the first part is the mail-server engine itself and the second is the administration application.

It took us less than five minutes to install and configure this mail-server. Mind you it took about half an hour to play around with all the options and features in the administration console. One of the best features of this application is its comprehensive in-built anti-spam engine, which is based on Spam-Assassin.

As you can see from the screenshot the package is well featured without being overly complex and the finish to the product is exemplary.

If you are after a small to medium enterprise solution that is ridiculously easy to administer then you would be hard pressed to go past Kerio MailServer 6 -- I suggest you download and begin evaluating it today.

Product Kerio MailServer
Price US$449 (20-user license)
Vendor Kerio Technologies
Phone 408 496 4500
Web www.kerio.com
 
Interoperability
Windows, Linux and Mac platforms supported gives SME an adequate choice of servers to run.
Futureproofing
½
Quite an impressive feature set considering the ease of deployment, administration and use.
ROI
½
Below AU$50 per seat is above average particularly when considering the features.
Service
Unlimited maintenance available which is subscription based.
Rating
Kerio MailServer 6

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