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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Lightbulb I've installed Open-Xchange (CE) - now what?

    Hi I am a programmer and a server maintenance guy. I am relatively new to Linux but not to mail servers, I've run many over the years, I decided I would set up Open-Xchange as a mail server, that will work with AD and Provide a Calendar which all integrate into outlook. I decided to use CentOS 6.2 as the server. I was able to get it to work well despite the official lack of support by using the CentOS5 and the RHEL6 installation guides.

    Once I had installed it I became quite confused about the roles that Open-Xchange actually takes. I was expecting a server and I got what looks like a web client. There is a lot of information but very little (for me) basic outline of the product. To be fair to me, I have found a fair amount of posts about this confusion.

    So here are my questions.

    1. Can Open-Xchange easily be made be the server for the outlook client. And does this include Calendar facilities?
    2. If Open-xchange isn't the mail server, what is?
    3. I have heard tell of Dovecot, Cyrus, postfix, openldap what are their roles?
    Last edited by conanman; 05-02-2012 at 12:48 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
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    Southern Bavaria - where others spend their vacations :)
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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by conanman View Post
    1. Can Open-Xchange easily be made be the server for the outlook client. And does this include Calendar facilities?
    2. If Open-xchange isn't the mail server, what is?
    3. I have heard tell of Dovecot, Cyrus, postfix, openldap what are their roles?
    1. OX-CE (CommunityEdition) can't sync Calendar-Facilities with Outlook. Why make SW open for closed Systems? Yes, it can with Thunderbird and it comes with a perfect WebGUI.
    2. OX is a Famework for eMail, Calendar, ......Infostore and so on. It needs some basic tools like imap-Server, mailserver, database a.s.o.
    3. Yeah, what are dovecot/cyrus? imap-servers. OX supports both. postfix = mailserver, ldap = auth.tools (you can use auth by mysql alternative)

    If you want to integrate the calendar-stuff from Outlook, you have to buy OX-SE oder OX-ASE. You can use Outlooks-imap with the OX-CE.

    HTH, Dirk

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
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    Thanks for the prompt reply Dirk

    I have dovecot on my Cent OS installation, as well as postfix but i'd like to use LDAP to pick up the users from AD.

    So am I right in thinking is what I am *actually* trying to do is get to work together?:

    • OX
    • Dovecot
    • POSTFIX
    • (LDAP theoretically I could really use this, but there are only 15 users in the account and I could use MySQL to auth them)


    I am sure I'll have to edit a few conf files! Add a Few users!

    Do you know of any Manuals/Installation Guides/HowTo's/MySQL authentication/LDAP guides on these?

    TIA Con

  4. #4
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    May 2012
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    bump :-) :-)

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