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icon5.gif  Evaluating Kerio Connect [message #105682] Wed, 21 August 2013 14:05 Go to previous message
Maerad is currently offline  Maerad
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Hi Smile

Right now we use a Small Business Server 2011 and - with the EOL of the productline - we need a good alternative for the exchange server.

After some market search, I think kerio connect would be the best solution, but before I start with an intensive testing, I would like to hear some opinions from ppl actually using it and have some open questions.

We have a hosted VM Server with hmailserver as antispam/virus and smtp-relay infront of our exchange. With kerio, we would assign our local kerio server as first mailserver and the hosted hmailserver as secondary mail, if the local one is down (kerio mx1, hmail mx2). kerio itself would be installed on a server 2012 standard with all essential ports forwarded and send/recive directly (no smtp-relay). hmailserver would just "cache" the mails when there is an offline time and relay them if the server is online again.

Local connection is a 1 mbit up/16 Mbit down ADSL line with static IP, the VM server runs on a 155 mbit hosted line.

We've got a main and a branch office, connected over a vpn tunnel and a 2 mbit sdsl. All employees work on a terminal server with win2k8 r2 (Two TS total, one main office, one branch) and office 2010 installed, using outlook for mail, public calendar etc.

Our road workers connect on the terminal services too (vpn), have a local installed office with outlook on their notebooks. Also they use smartphones + tablets connected to the exchange with active sync - mixed devices with android and ios.

To the direct questions! Smile

1. I read that I have to use the offline kerio connector for outlook and kerio on a terminal server. Does that mean, that every outlook has a local cache (like the exchange cache) enabled by default or can I still use a "live" connection? Right now we don't use redirected folders, but I plan to do so for the future - in a thread from 2010 this was maybe a problem with a local mail cache...
2. Is the kerio client an own program or does it only run as webmail? Not that important right now, but we get a new ERP-System, using the MAPI and/or with outlook the API to grab mails etc. Can I use the MAPI with the Kerio Client too?
3. We have two public mail adresses for the main office and the branch, running into two public exchange accounts right now and with the new ERP-System we will recive our faxes as mails too. That means I need two public mail folders for branch and main office (with access for specific users) and public calendars for each. How can/could I do that in kerio? Do I need two seperate, licensed mailboxes/accounts for it (and share them), could I do it with public folders or is there any other way? Don't need a detailed guide, it's more a question about how many licences I need to buy.

Most other things we need I already saw in the online demo like multiple mail domains or found on the website. Are there any other problems/features that won't work with outlook? Any other stuff I should to check/know for our current config? Any known problems that could arise with my plans above?

Thank you all so much for some feedback Smile
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