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Linux Exchange Server Alternative

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryan1087, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. ryan1087

    ryan1087 Registered

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    Hi,

    I have been looking for an Microsoft exchange server alternative for Linux (specifically Centos 6.5). I need it to work with outlook 2013 straight off the bat (without the need of plugins for outlook).

    The problem I am facing is any i have tried many linux alternatives (open xchange, sogo, zimbra, zafara etc.) and have all been conflicting with cPanel/WHM and httpd.

    What I need is some software or script which runs alongside cPanel which is able to support 2 way synchronisation to Outlook 2003 of Calendar and Contacts. I'm not greatly fussed about the mail working with it as i can use cPanel itself for the email. Caldav and CardDav i have tried, and are not directly compatible with Outlook so that sadly isn't a option.

    I would appreciate a push in right direction of how I can achieve this.

    Thanks.
     
  2. vanessa

    vanessa Well-Known Member
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    You can't replace the mail server that cPanel uses - at least not easily. If you need to use something separate, I would install it on a separate server and point your mail over to that one instead and NOT have it run alongside cPanel. cPanel is not designed to work with other local mail systems.
     
  3. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Yes, cPanel is only designed to work with Exim. You could setup a private mail server with your preferred software, and then update the MX entries for your domain names so the email is handled on the remote mail server.

    Thank you.
     
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