This was the test. Everything was test right up until we had to change DNS to do autodisvoery and try MAPI. So I just have the 48 hours this server was up to move while support was working on why. Rolled back to Exchange and all is good. Only 10 people on the this test so just a few hours of work to move selective emails back during the time everyone tried to make it work
As for the features the only one i did not test completely was the rules. My bad (again you pay for your education). The others, well I could create alternate solutions for. The MAPI just plain sad.
Prior to migrating was told to use ActiveSync be cause MAPI is beta and the was only 10 users. After migrating was told mailboxes are too large for ActiveSync and use MAPI. How all of this came to be is after 24 hours a PC still had only synced about 25% using Active sync on SmarterMail. Same test on MS Exchange ActiveSync 18 hours. MAPI on Exchange 4 hours.
Yes it is a large mailbox 44GB. Not any different that I support for over 1000 users on MS Exchange. Now told those are really large for SmarterMail. Quote from MS Office365 site "Office 365's Exchange Online plans provides 50 GB to 100 GB to every user". Do this all the time. Average user mailbox size is 25GB. Want to play int he big-boy league best step up and do what they do. Want to say it is an Exchange replacement best be able to deliver the feature set.
Not picking on the people. They were nice and supportive. You just cannot make a basic Chevy into a Cadillac. They really should back off the big "The Exchange Alternative". It is just not true and this is an out right fib "An on-premises, enterprise-level email server that beats Microsoft Exchange, in functionality AND cost."