Seven mail servers tested

Seven mail servers tested

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


Basic Mail Server Security
IBM Domino
Ipswitch iMail Server
Kerio MailServer
Microsoft Exchange
Novell Groupwise
SuSE Linux OpenExchange
What to look for
Sample scenarios
Editor's choice
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T&B Editor's choice Editor's choice

There are three Editor's Choice winners this month, each covering a very specific category.

For those looking for a robust, powerful, and reliable mail system with limited bells and whistles then Sendmail is the winner. For those SMEs needing a simple-to-install and manageable e-mail server system with good support then Novell OpenExchange Server 4 is the winner with Kerio MailServer 6 coming a close second.

And for those needing a server with the majority of bells and whistles covered then it is a closely run race between IBM and Microsoft with Microsoft just pipping IBM at the post.

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  • Huh? IBM wins Scenario 2, but MS Exchange wins overall?
    Sorry? And MS costs almost as much for 25 users as Domino does for 200 users!? And your rating is 3.5 to 4.5!

    I am not a raving Domnio person either - I have installed a demo, but not fully committed to either: In fact I need Scenario 0.5 - 100 users, mulitple offices.

    Which I guess is somewhere else IBM comes ahead - you can run multiple servers, as it is licensed *per user*. Unlike Exchange, whose cost skyrockets if you want redundancy!

    Your report seems to have some bias in that it also did not price MSeX for wither Scenario - just gave one simple price!