Complete Email Solution for SMB
Email is most important in any organization. Lot of business are happening via Email. This article discusses about the end to end complete Email solution for an organization. What an organization requires? Email spam filtering, Email Server, Email Archiving and Email client. If all are open source then complete solution could be achieved free of cost.
SpamAssassin is a mature, widely-deployed open source project that serves as a mail filter to identify Spam. SpamAssassin uses a variety of mechanisms including header and text analysis, Bayesian filtering, DNS blocklists, and collaborative filtering databases. SpamAssassin runs on a server, and filters spam before it reaches your mailbox.
Zimbra is the most capable open source email and collaboration suite available today. It provides support for Email, Shared calendar, Document management, Pop3, Address book and lot more. Mails could be tagged and search support is also provided. Zimbra is considered as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange Server.
MailArchiva is a powerful, full featured email archiving (email archiver) and compliance solution for mail systems. It stores all incoming, outgoing and internal emails for long term storage. It complies with email archiving regulations. Search support is provided to retrieve mails faster. Duplicate messages are identified and only one copy of the mail is stored. MailArchiva is capable of archiving emails to a wide range of network storage devices and storage arrays.
Thunderbird is most popular simple e-mail, newsgroup and news feed client. It is comparable to Microsoft outlook. It supports features such as Firefox's tabbed browsing, Email search, Message archive, Spam filtering, Message grouping, SSL, TLS, POP3 and IMAP support and lot more.
There are lot more open source products available in each category. It is most important to pick the stable product and the right combination of the product.