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Atmail Experience, Groupware, Outlook

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by theywill, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. theywill

    theywill Basic Pleskian

    Dec 24, 2002
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    I was wondering if anyone had some real-world experience with the Atmail Full Plesk module/add-on to share.

    Are the groupware features really available and working, as described on the Atmail site?

    Are your able to connect to and use any of the groupware elements, like the calendar and contacts, via local Outlook clients?

    Thumbs up or down for $60/month?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Christopher McBride

    Christopher McBride Basic Pleskian

    Apr 20, 2009
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    Glasgow, Scotland
    I'm in the same boat here - but took one step further - I've taken out the subscription to find out for myself.

    The Plesk version is 5.6, poor compared to the new 6.1 that I was hoping for.

    The calendaring and groupware options are part of it - but they are not 100% transparent.
    Calendaring installes a calendar server on your machine - great.
    Contacts are currently only synced via a sync program by Atmail.
    Calendar can sync automatically in just about any email program EXCEPT OUTLOOK (they don't conform to the CalDav stanadrd) - but the sync program will do the job.

    Push email is not available anymore due to licencing restrictions from Microsoft to Atmail.

    I have not had the chance to try the Contacts or Calendar sync as the sync program is for up to Outlook 2007 - I'm running the 2010 beta.

    They will make an Office 2010 version when it is released.

    Overall - not greatly happy with the info I had to find out for myself.
    V6.1 is leaps and bounds better than 5.6, but the integration with Plesk is done by Parallels (which i found out this morning - http://forum.atmail.com/viewtopic.php?id=1704).

    My next step is to ask Igor when devs will create the mods in v6.1 to allow full integration.

    Hope that helps!