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Posted at 2:45 pm in Mail Servers
zimbra Bye bye Zimbra

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Today marks the end of Zimbra as a technology I use.

I am migrating my last customer from the Zimbra platform to a simple solution using Horde.

Back in 2007 when I discovered Zimbra it was exciting that we could have a feature rich web-based email service that was also open source. We installed it on a dedicated server and tried to use it. We stopped trying to sell a commercial service based on Zimbra after multiple problems, some of which are:

  • Slow, very slow
  • Modules stopped frequently and need manually restarting
  • Configuration was painful
  • Administration inteerface didn’t work on Firefox

It got a point where we didn’t dare touch anything to do with Zimbra in case it stopped working.

As of 12th January 2010 VMWare has purchased Zimbra from Yahoo. Maybe they can do something more with it, but I won’t be touching it again.

Written by Richard on January 18th, 2010

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