OT: Re: How many people to admin a Cyrus system?

Gunnar Wrobel wrobel at pardus.de
Tue Nov 13 12:27:41 EST 2007

Zachariah Mully <zmully at smartbrief.com> writes:

> On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 09:10 -0500, Joseph Brennan wrote:
>> Ian G Batten <ian.batten at uk.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>> > However, people don't want calendaring, they want Outlook.
>> This describes exactly the point of view of administrative staff.  They
>> live in Microsoft Office, and they need a server to support it.  That is
>> the assignment given.
>> I was looking at Open-Xchange on the web <http://www.open-xchange.com/>.
>> The server provides webmail and MAPI interfaces.  The "Hosting Edition"
>> (and maybe the others, it is not clear) can talk to Cyrus and includes
>> ACL support.
>> (We're still running both Exchange for admin staff and Cyrus for the
>> much larger university community of faculty and students.)
>> Joseph Brennan
>> Lead Email Systems Engineer
>> Columbia University Information Technology
> Perhaps things have improved since my last foray into this area, but
> I've yet to find an "outlook connector" that was stable and didn't
> corrupt the hell out of the users PST. And at least with the Kolab
> groupware product when I reviewed it, they made several architecture
> decisions that completely killed performance and then they went on to
> trivialize my concerns. Storing calendar objects as binary attachments
> in an IMAP store, effectively making them unsearchable, meant that every
> calendar access had to pull the entire store down, process it and
> display it. Not cool.

I don't know of ANY Kolab compatible client that would do that. Which
client are you referring to?



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