Any plans for Linux version?!
Idea shared by Alex Johnson - August 7, 2016 at 11:44 PM
Planned
I've been working with SmarterMail for a few years and I've always loved it.
It would be nice to see a linux version of this product.
Other products like Axigen, support both windows and linux.
 

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The only reason we still have MS Windows Server is for SmarterMail. If SM made a Linux version - bye bye Windows SRV :)
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Hi Alex,
 
Thanks for reaching out. We do have plans for a SmarterMail Linux version, and I know there are many other admins that will be excited when we implement this. It's not currently in the works but this is the direction we hope to take after our interface redesign in SmarterMail 16.x. 
 
Thank you,

Andrea Rogers
Customer Operations Manager
SmarterTools Inc.
877-357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Thank you for the update! The roadmap sounds good!
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Excellent!
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Great!
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This next server build/upgrade may be our last use of any of the Smartertools. We've been a customer since 2001 and have upgraded faithfully to support a product that we truly believe in and enjoy working with. Changing times (cellphones/facebook/twitter/etc) have caused the need for consolidation in web hosting. Something needs to go and Windows hosting along with Smartertools and MS SQL Server are not going to be part of our next platforms. I am afraid I am seeing this decline just like my grandparents saw the days of the horse and buggy disappear and like my parents saw the end of rail travel.

I would honestly like to stay with Smartertools but I do not see this happening unless a Linux version becomes available
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Same here. Been a SmarterMail customer for over a decade and LOVE the product, but I cannot handle running a Windows server any longer, particularly with the licensing complexities that Microsoft has introduced, so looking at moving to Linux and am hoping SmarterMail can move too.
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Any idea of roughly when we can expect this?
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I really hope this will be given serious consideration. Historically, email (basically MS Exchange) was the only reason for having a Windows Server, apart from AD (but that can be replaced).
I am sure that I can speak for everyone that nobody likes Microsoft`s licensing maze - and not necessarily for the prices, but for the complications.
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Is a Linux version on the development roadmap or still just aspirational?
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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Hi Nathan. It's not on the immediate roadmap at the moment, but a Linux version of SmarterMail is something we still aspire to do.

Andrea Rogers
Customer Operations Manager
SmarterTools Inc.
877-357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Hello, have any test using mono with smartermail in LInux? We have some problems with backup using high VM (greater than 2tb) with windows and smartermail. With linux, no problem.
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I use SmaterMail in my company for almost 5 years and it works pretty well, it's fast and reliable (if properly configured). However, I must say that the lack of Linux support is the only (and bigger) con of using SmarterMail nowadays. In the near future my company is planning to move its online infrastructure to Linux, which the benefits of this OS is well known. Then it would be nice, really nice, to have a SmarterMail for Linux.
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Now that the version 16 is out, do we have an ETA on the Linux version?
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It is something we are working on.  When we made SmarterMail 16.x we started moving native code in common areas so that we could build Windows and Linux side by side.  We may be able to complete that process with SmarterMail v17.x and then will be able to test Mono performance.  Based on how well Unity runs (Game Development Studio) and other tools using Mono we have high hopes!  Right now we are in the final few months of SmarterMail v17.x development.
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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This development will be a game changer for SmarterMail.
I, like others here, have been a customer for a long long time, but find it increasingly hard to justify MS licensing plus other headaches that come with MS.
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And for those reasons we are working on a Linux build that uses the same code base we have today and another reason we did a lot of the work we did with SmarterMail 16.x! More information will be coming after we release SmarterMail 17.x.
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Hoping the progress is going well...  Are you using a mono host env, or .Net Core for the porting?  Just curious on the ststus.  Haven't run smartermail for 8-9 years now but would like to return.
 
Also, hosting in docker with a mount or s3 support for backups would be nice.  no idea where the product is at now.
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Tim Uzzanti Replied
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Were using Mono until .NET Core full support for what we use. SmarterMail uses a significant amount of the .NET functionality.

Regarding Dockers, there would be a limit on the performance and size of that installation as a result of Docker itself etc. Its something we do keep an eye on.
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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I understand... The docker question was more about making the setup easier. I know there would still be minimum platform requirements.
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Tim, are you any closer with a Linux version of SM yet?
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We are very much waiting for this Linux version of Smartermail.
Any ETA for a trial version?
Glad to participate to test.

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Tim Uzzanti Replied
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Any and all development for the last two years has been done with the mindset of releasing a Linux version.  We have re-written a significant portion of SmarterMail over the last few years.  There are a few areas we will would still need to tackle and it is on our roadmap.  MAPI though did kick our ass and required significantly more changes to SmarterMail than originally intended which pushed back our roadmap.  We release the MAPI BETA today and will be working on that for the next couple months to ensure its 100%!   We will then be ready to re-evaluate our roadmap moving forward and provide you with a better timeframe.
Tim Uzzanti
CEO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Sounds good Tony, ;) only kidding - Tim

With .net core available it should make the transition to Linux far simpler.
Would love to see the use of smartermail on our cpanel and da servers!
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With cPanel's recent shafting of its customers with the wonderful pricing changes, I'd be surprised if anyone is still using cPanel by the time SM for Linux comes out...

Christopher

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We would welcome a Linux version.   We are moving as much as possible off MS and getting SmarterMail over would be a big plus for us. 

Todd
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We did nor renew our enterprise smarter mail license this last roll over (8-6-2019).  We have used your product since you released version 3. We will continue using the product until we port all customers.

Real shame as I am sure many of my customers will miss your product.

Should a linux version come out we will give serious consideration to once again purchase a subscription.

We have been very pleased and satisfied both with the product and support we have recieved over the past decades.

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