This is not a review as such, just a record of what it does for me. It might help convince you to take the small, easy leap into a decent setup at home for yourself.
Completely replacing the external hosting of my primary domain for mail etc (prev. at Dreamhost). Dreamhost still hosts lots of my other stuff, but I really wanted to get my mail back in house, and a little less of a 'mickey mouse' setup than it was before (lots of forwarding in and out of Gmail to make use of their spam filters).
I also took the time to re-design my LAN to remove the wireless bridging that was occurring between different physical parts of the network (I had servers hanging off a wireless bridge which was not ideal), and also to implement a decent firewall, caching proxy, DNS, and other services.
Clarkconnect fits the bill perfectly, and has matured a lot. Since 4.0 their is a limit of 10 mailboxes in the free community edition, but unlimited users etc. Seeing as I only need <10 mailboxes here, this limitation has zero impact on me.
CC's features, and how they are used in my setup.
- Firewall, Networking and Security:
- VPN / Virtual Private Networks:
- Web Proxy and Filtering
A local mail server on the network also means, that although my mail comes to and from the internet to the server at normal DSL speeds - that all happens behind the scenes - when I interact with the mail server from my PC or laptops, the mail goes at nearly 100MBps (faster still when I upgrade all the network cards and my switch to Gigabit ethernet in a few weeks, I think I will get the Airport unit with 802.11n and Gb ports).
LAN speeds make IMAP a very nice protocol to use.
- Database and Web Server
- File and Print Services
I have these devices making up my LAN. (In order showing where in the network they sit, from top to bottom).
16 Port FE Switch
PAP2T#1, PAP2T#2, Compaq Desktop, Trixbox IP PBX, Netgear 11g WiFi, Network HDD
Macbook, Asus eeePC
Overall, I am very happy with Clarkconnect 4.2. It's been rock solid, and does everything well. Far quicker and easier than DIY with any given Linux distribution, lots of community support (good forums too), and Point Clark Networks offer a free intgrated DDNS service, and and update service for packages, filters etc.
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