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    Question Zimbra Open Source Edition Licensing

    Hi List,

    I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post but here goes.

    I have been using Scalix for a while and I'm very disappointing in some areas. So here I am evaluating Zimbra to see if there is an opportunity for me to migrate.

    I'm more concern on the licensing since we are just a small company (a round 300 mail users with POP3, IMAP and Webmail access). If you look at Scalix they provide 15 Premium Users and unlimited standard users.

    Premium Users means that user are able to use Outlook to sync with their calenders, providing a complete collaboration system.

    Standard user in other hand only have webmail calendaring support through their Scalix Web Access (SWA).

    Still POP3 and IMAP is an option for the user to use for both type of account and provides unlimited account for these service.

    So how does Zimbra licensing works then ? Is Zimbra Open Source Edition have unlimited POP3, IMAP, Webmail access and its Free like Scalix?

    Since only few of our users here using Outlook, we dont see any problem to migrate those users to use POP3 or Webmail instead.

    Your advise and opinions are welcome.

    Thanks.

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    Welcome to the forums

    The FOSS edition is free and can run as many accounts as the hardware will support. If you require Outlook connectors then you would need to purchase the NE version.

    Have a read through Open Source Edition Downloads: Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Software by Zimbra.

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    uxbod,

    thanks for the reply, that was fast ! I cant see this in Scalix forums

    So does this mean we can use the FOSS and then if required for Outlook connector, buy the license and install it on the server and *zap* the connector works ?

    This is very interesting ...

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    You would also need to perform a upgrade of the ZCS code from FOSS too NE but that is a relatively simple process anyway.

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    great ! and thanks for the reply uxbod.

    appreciate your time.

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    And let's clear that up:

    If you need the Outlook Connector on *any seats at all*, you have to pay for *all* your seats.

    Wean the Outlook, people, really. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylink View Post
    And let's clear that up:

    If you need the Outlook Connector on *any seats at all*, you have to pay for *all* your seats.

    Wean the Outlook, people, really. ;-)
    thanks Baylink for the note. Appreciate it !

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    That I think is the main difference in the licensing between Scalix and Zimbra. Scalix you use the free version and only pay for the few premium features you need. Zimbra you use the free version only, or if you need premium features you pay for standard as well as premium users.
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