2014-03-20 LUG Meeting: Zimbra Mail Server
Topic: Zimbra Mail Server
by Jesse Rehme, Lead Engineer at Contegix.
Zimbra Collaboration is an open source messaging and collaboration solution, trusted by more than 5,000 companies and public sector customers, and over 100 million end users, in over 140 countries. Zimbra includes complete email, address book, calendar, file-sharing and tasks, and can be accessed from the Zimbra Web client, MS Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird and other standards-based email clients and mobile devices. You can deploy Zimbra as a traditional binary install on Linux or through one of our many Zimbra hosting providers.
Jesse Rehmer Bio:
I started out at a small startup ISP in Columbia, IL and was exposed. to the inner-workings of the Internet and associated services such as DNS, Usenet, e-mail, and web hosting. That was also my first exposure to Linux; we ran a BBS before bringing in the Internet from the local phone company. I knew that Linux was going to be a staple in the Internet service delivery arena and focused all of my attention on learning the ins and outs.
My next gig was at Savvis in the Hosting Support group, where I worked in the trenches being the first responder to alerts and customer inquiries. Going from a small startup to a large corporate environment was very thrilling at first. I was excited about getting my hands on some very expensive technology.
I then worked for a mid-sized company that was eventually bought by Latisys, a managed web hosting provider and colocation space. This is where I became more specialized in e-mail and application delivery.
Having experienced startup, mid-sized, and enterprise sized companies, knew I wanted to stay specialized and working for a smaller company. Luckily, Contegix was looking for a Linux Engineer and it seemed almost too good to be true. Since coming on board with Contegix I’ve been able to continue specialization in e-mail services with Zimbra and various application delivery projects including Atlassian application…