Switching to a paid version.
I have been using zimbra for a couple of years and I want to PAY to be able to upgrade to be able to sync my mac and push email to my palm 700wx.
Here is the problem.
I have only one domain and I only need mail for my wife and myself, so two accounts. I have been running my own servers for years.
Now that zimbra has mac sync and support wm5 push, I am willing to pay for it.
Here is the problem.
I would prefer to get out of the home hosting businees and pay for a couple of mailboxes. But the existing providers are in the two categories.
1. Good prices but minimum users requires - Like 5 or more...
one provider I check wanted 7.95 a box, full features, So @5 boxes, my mrc is $39.75 totalling $477 year
2. Per user, but ala carte for the features.
Two boxes, one with mac sync the other with wm5 sync. $32 a month, 384 a year.
At those prices, I would rather buy a license and go from there..
The problem is that zimbra is sold only in 25 license blocks.
So the network edition is $700 a year.
Now here is the intersting part. For a small business or prosumer user.
Microsoft Small business server is actually cheaper.
New Egg has a OEM 2003 smb server with 5 cals for $450 no annual maintanace.
Trust me I hate Microsoft, but that is a reasonable price.
I really want to run zimbra and have no problem upgrading from my opensource version to a PAYED version.
No matter what, Even if it is a token amount of money, lets say individual mailbox pricing at $35 or $40 a year is more money than nothing.
More support for small business, please
I'm in complete agreement with this thread.
I'm a huge zimbra fan and want all the features of a zimbra power user (sync, mobile) but don't have the seats to justify the current pricing model. I'm willing to pay for the missing functionality -- if the model made sense -- but it doesn't.
Zimbra comes very close to delivering on the completely machine/location independent experience I've been looking for. I switch between a linux/mac desktop, a windows laptop, a mobile phone, and many client sites with internet terminals -- and I can almost pull it off.
Keep up the great work.
why don't you hosted instead??
I was browsing through the forum and read this.
How about hosting your domain with a zimbra hosting company ? (caugh ....collaboranet.com)