We're comparing different solutions for a hosting based solution. Right now Zimbra is one of the top choices, but due to an OVERWHELMING demand for public-folder like behaviour, we're having some problems making Zimbra behave somewhat like an exchange server.
This is all with the outlook connector, as there seems to be no way to replicate Public Folder like behaviour in the web interface, aside from the calendars (we also need mails, and notes).
Right now, I've managed to create a user account named Public Folder. That works so far. Create a folder in there, and share it so that 1 user in particular is an admin, and give him delegate rights. That also works.
But now, I want all my other users at least reviewer rights, without delegation, so they can see the folders created, and open them. This is where I hit my snag.
I need to allow all users manually. There is no way to set a "default" rule, as in all other products I've tried so far (exchange, scalix are the other top two). This is kind of a showstopper, as every time a user is created, we would need to go back and add the user as a reviewer, with no delegation, at the top of the public folder folder (that makes a lot of folders )
Is there anyone working in such a setup? I really love the multi-domain approach, the way I can give domain admin rights to users in their own domain, and I've been learning quite a bit by running the community edition as my own standalone server (but now we need Enterprise features, so I really want to be able to recommend Zimbra!)
Hoping to hear good news