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Old 1 Jan 2015, 03:37 AM   #16
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MrMail uses the open source edition of zimbra, I believe.
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Old 1 Jan 2015, 04:27 AM   #17
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I believe it does require a server and can't run on shared hosting. And reportedly it requires heavy resources even with a small number of users. I attempted to install it on a clean Linux virtual server with 2GB ram a couple times and could never get it running.
thats discouraging, I wonder why it is such a resource hog? I'm hoping when they release the new html5 version, it will be much more efficient... I haven't heard much about it though, just a concept screenshot about 8 months ago.

edit: I found a document here http://bobcares.com/blog/zimbra-your...e-mail-server/ the system requirements don't seem too bad. although this article is from 2008, so maybe it got more bloated over time.

edit 2: found a more recent article from 2012 http://www.zimbra.com/docs/os/latest...ion_Guide.html under "System Requirements for Zimbra Collaboration" it lists the same hardware as in the 2008 article.

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Old 1 Jan 2015, 09:56 PM   #18
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How to signup for a free mailbox?
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Old 1 Jan 2015, 10:35 PM   #19
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Its not easy

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How to signup for a free mailbox?
http://www.free.fr/assistance/en/520...scription.html

https://subscribe.free.fr/accesgratuit/

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Old 3 Jan 2015, 12:22 AM   #20
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I've figured the second link out earlier. But a french phone number is must I guess. Have you actually opened one?
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Old 3 Jan 2015, 12:35 AM   #21
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I signed up over 15 years ago.

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I've figured the second link out earlier. But a french phone number is must I guess. Have you actually opened one?
I signed up over 15 years ago.
They sent me a CD and a password for my requested email address.
Never any problems.
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Old 4 Jan 2015, 10:11 PM   #22
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I signed up over 15 years ago.
They sent me a CD and a password for my requested email address.
Never any problems.
Things have changed, I guess.

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telephone

Nous ne pouvons pas enregistrer votre demande sans ces informations

Veuillez cliquer sur le bouton Modifier votre saisie afin de compléter correctement votre inscription.

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Old 4 Jan 2015, 10:30 PM   #23
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Things have changed, I guess.
Have you tried random numbers?

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...0160039AAbWKCr
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Old 9 Jan 2015, 03:35 AM   #24
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well I contacted the new owner and asked to reconsider discontinuing the free plans. Originally, when it was run by people in the UK the free one only had 500mb of storage. Sometime during or after it got sold to the canadian person, it ballooned to 5gb. Personally for me 500mb was plenty, so I suggested that they just revert it back to how it was originally. I got a reply that it would cost too much to maintain. I have my doubts about this, but apparently they are going away for good after Jan 30th. The new owner also claimed to have already signed up 150 businesses, which I also doubt.
But whatever the case, those prices are waaaay too high, since I am actually only using about 250mb of space with that zimbra account.

I came across something called Zarafa, seems like an alternative to zimbra. Doesn't look exactly like zimbra though, but fairly close. Thats the hard part, trying to find a replacement for zimbra that looks as close to zimbra as possible.

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Old 12 Jan 2015, 12:20 AM   #25
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Posted at https://www.mrmail.com:

"Last News: Free Accounts will be terminated on 31.01.2015
Since 1996, provide a clean of adververtising and professional Zimbra Services, for this reason we terminate the “Free Accounts” until 31.01.2015. There can be converted to Basic-Zimbra Account with a Special Discount for 1 year."

No mention of the discount. The regular prices are really steep. Perhaps they do not want to retain current customers. Tidata.net SA is an ISP. Maybe they intend the service for their ISP customers.
Well I got an invoice today, that "special price" is 4.99 EUR (which is exactly the same as the normal price they list). It also listed a due date for the 21st of Janurary, so it seems that they are not even waiting until the 31st.

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Old 12 Jan 2015, 06:35 AM   #26
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4.99 eur is the standard monthly price. The discount is 49.90 eur/year. (49.90 Euro is 58.83 USD). I haven't seen an invoice from them. My account shows 4.99/annually due in April.

They have a new blog entry describing the service and giving a name to the new CEO. It's nice to see that the mrmail brand is alive. The pricing is a bit too high for me though.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 07:21 AM   #27
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well thats strange b/c there was no mention of that 'discount' on the invoice. all it basically said was

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Zimbra Hosted Mailboxes - Basic Zimbra Mailbox (21/01/2015 - 20/02/2015)
+ Requested email address: 1 x €4.99 EUR

i use the word discount lightly, because its way too high compared to when it was run by people in the UK. base price is twice as much in comparison.

anyway, i found a much cheaper zimbra solution. single user account for $12 a year from a company called mindcentric. http://mindcentric.com/zimbra-products/zimbra-cloud/ But I don't know anything about them or how reliable they are. I don't really need anything that isn't included in the basic package.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 12:16 PM   #28
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anyway, i found a much cheaper zimbra solution. single user account for $12 a year from a company called mindcentric. http://mindcentric.com/zimbra-products/zimbra-cloud/ But I don't know anything about them or how reliable they are. I don't really need anything that isn't included in the basic package.
Based on the mail server (http://mail.zimbrahostedemail.com/) listed in their online support page, it looks like they are running an old version of Zimbra. Not sure if that's bad or not but FYI.
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Old 12 Jan 2015, 12:25 PM   #29
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I came across something called Zarafa, seems like an alternative to zimbra. Doesn't look exactly like zimbra though, but fairly close. Thats the hard part, trying to find a replacement for zimbra that looks as close to zimbra as possible.

Polarismail Enhanced might be an option. It's very similar to Zimbra and is only $2/month.

Another system that has similar functionality as Zimbra is OX App Suite. Namecheap uses it for their Private Email (https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/email.aspx). Only $9.88 per year for 3GB mailbox. I have one mailbox with them. They had some stability issues a few months ago but it's been pretty stable the last couple months.

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Old 12 Jan 2015, 01:43 PM   #30
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Based on the mail server (http://mail.zimbrahostedemail.com/) listed in their online support page, it looks like they are running an old version of Zimbra. Not sure if that's bad or not but FYI.
I'm not seeing what version they are running, but anything version 8x and above is ok. From 8.0 to 8.5 were just some minor changes, I could hardly tell anything was different. I might try out namecheap though, I like them as a company.
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