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Which is better? Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Linux-based SMTP Servers?


Frankly your question is a bit of a mess.  eg you would not install sendmail and exim and postfix. You would install one or other and not 2 or even 3.   If you do not even know this simple fact then adding in your apparent bias anyway I suggest you pay for and install Exchange and its per user licence.  Even easier, pay for office365 which is cloud based then there is no software server setup for you to do and no backups to worry about either.

In terms of market share the choice is far more complex eg it is driven by business criteria and  need and in some cases sadly by Microsoft only IT ppl who are not paying for the solution themselves anyway.

On the other hand I use sendmail and roundcube as my email solution and back it up with bacula.



From: ubuntu-users <ubuntu-users-bounces at> on behalf of Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming <turritopsis.dohrnii at>
Sent: Thursday, 19 July 2018 2:56 AM
To: ubuntu-users at
Cc: Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming
Subject: Which is better? Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Linux-based SMTP Servers?

Good evening from Singapore,

I am torn between deploying Microsoft Exchange 2016 and Linux-based
SMTP servers like sendmail, postfix, qmail and exim.

Relative ease of installation and configuration is an important
consideration factor.

Microsoft Exchange 2016, Domain Controller, and Active Directory are
relatively easy to install and configure. Linux-based SMTP servers are
extremely difficult to install and configure and of course, extremely

One of the features of Microsoft Exchange 2016 is that you can create
additional folders on your Inbox in the server (server-side). Can
Linux-based SMTP servers do that?

Does Exchange 2016 offer more user-friendly features or Linux-based
SMTP servers?

Besides the above considerations, how about security? Traditionally,
Linux is far more secure than Windows.

Judging by security, Linux-based SMTP servers ought to have a higher percentage of the market share?

Finally, I can only use Windows Server 2016 Standard Evaluation Copy FREE for a period of 3 years MAXIMUM. But I can use Linux servers and Mail Transport Agents (MTA) FREE perpetually.

Please advise.

Thank you very much.


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