NethServer Version: 7.4.1708
I’m looking to replace our old Windows SBS 2008 box that serves <10 users.
I tested out Zentyal and it does not seem anywhere near as polished as nethserver.
The nethserver documentation and community effort look great!
My main requirement is providing push email to iOS + Outlook clients.
I’ve spent a few hours cruising the docs and reading about SOGo / Webtop.
However, I’m running across conflicting notes on ActiveSync support for email on iOS + Outlook.
1 Windows SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003
6 Windows PCs w/Outlook 2010 or 2013
The NS Webtop docs
say very clearly that mail is not supported over ActiveSync.
Active Sync protocol is supported only on Android and iOS devices. Outlook is not supported. Mail synchronization is currently not supported.
The NS SOGo docs
say that both iOS devices and Outlook support mail, calendars, contacts, and tasks with EAS.
SOGo provides EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) support, but not EWS (Exchange Web Service). Outlook 2013, 2016 for Windows works well with EAS. Mainstream mobile devices (iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10) work well with EAS, they can sync mails, calendars, contacts, tasks. Apple Mail.app, and Outlook for Mac support EWS. But not EAS. Clients work very well with POP3/IMAP account, caldav/carddav account
But the very next warning says
nethserver-sogo doesn’t integrate OpenChange and Samba4 for native MAPI support, so SOGo groupware doesn’t provide full support for Microsoft Outlook clients, Mac OS X Mail.app and all iOS devices, don’t try to add your mail account as an Exchange account in these mail clients. You have to add account as POP3/IMAP account, caldav/carddav account instead.
This SOGo diagram makes it look like iOS support does not depend on OpenChange, so is the above warning incorrect?
Please let me know if I’m missing something here!
I’ll be testing on my end shortly.