On Tuesday 28 September 2010 09:49 PM, Kshitij M Kotak wrote:
Google apps is good but customer wants an on-premise solution.
Any full scale email application that is in house will need a lot of
settings, whether you use command line or gui as you have to manually
set different parameters, including a proper DNS server with reverse
lookup otherwise other servers will block your mails, a proper firewall,
a spam guard, an anti-virus, attachments limiter etc. There will always
be people trying to crack into it from outside and inside. You will have
to look up various on-line documentation and select the one that at
least looks easier to setup. There will be no short cuts to that.
Another way out is to use a commercial web space with pop/smtp emails
facility and for your client you provide a customised box in his
premises with some value added features. For eg. an email relay server
which sends mails from the office to the main remote smtp servers. A
facility to send a bcc of all outgoing mails to the boss and only those
addresses who are in the white list can receive mails from the office,
so no one can send mails to family and friends from the office account.
Similarly you can provide a value added service like no access for
anyone to the internet. Everyone logs into the local mail server (your
box) and it communicates with the remote email service. This reduces
your headache, yet allows you to make money on the local box.
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