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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

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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?
    http://www.atmail.com/webmail-client/
    http://www.parallels.com/products/plesk/atmail/

    Are your able to connect to and use any of the groupware elements, like the calendar and contacts, via local Outlook clients?
    http://www.atmail.com/linux-email-server/groupware/

    Thumbs up or down for $60/month?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Christopher McBride

    Christopher McBride Basic Pleskian

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    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!
     
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