help me

Jason Ede J.Ede at
Fri Oct 15 10:58:02 IST 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Nigel Kendrick
> Sent: 15 October 2010 09:14
> To: 'MailScanner discussion'
> Subject: RE: help me
> Sadly I may be going off list too. Not that I want to, but our company was
> bought out and the new owners find Linux 'scary stuff' and so they have
> decided to take our 3 main Linux mail platforms and move them to their
> comfort zone (MS Exchange) - I estimate that's £16K in client licences for
> Exchange alone! Don't ask - I have briefed them, drawn up a cost benefit
> analysis and encouraged them to do a SWOT analysis on our whole,
> extensive, Linux infrastructure but they cannot get the Board out of the
> 'Microsoft or bust' mentality.

When their spam/virus levels go through the roof hopefully they'll change their tune...

> It's a great shame as MailScanner is a great app and the List is full of great,
> helpful people. The only saving grace is that I am moving to a hi-tech
> electronics/comms company as IT Manager and they are already heavily into
> Linux for in-house apps and as the core of one of their products and one of
> my first tasks is evaluate their creaking IT infrastructure so their Exchange
> server is up for a fitness review!
> Two weeks to go as I watch the empire around me crumble!
> Keep up the good work and I'll see you all somewhere else.
> Nigel Kendrick
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