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Enterprise Mail and Calendaring with Open Software

Track: BOF
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Portland


Moderated by: John Woodell, Manager of Web Applications, WORLDPAC

While migrating my company from Lotus Notes to MozillaMail and WebCalendar I found that trailing users and deploying the client software was only a small part of the project. Supporting both the Lotus Domino and IMAP/LDAP/SMTP servers indefinitely was a challenge.

User and group alias information from both Domino and Sendmail always needs to be in sync for mail to route properly, and Sendmail must still be able to route when LDAP is off-line. The same pool of users and groups needs to be available to both the Notes and MozillaMail clients.

Most importantly, administrators need web-based tools to help maintain both systems in a harmonious way. These tools will provision new accounts, show bounced mail, and illustrate routing for groups and aliases.

This talk will show you how to build and maintain an enterprise-grade mail system with OpenLDAP and Sendmail. I will show my web-based admin tools as well as the utility Perl scripts I created to build alias files from LDAP and synchronism Notes with LDAP.

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