Yahoo! may be rumoured to be planning to dump Zimbra but that hasn't stopped the open source email and collaboration platform maker from punting its wares at UK resellers. The firm is keen to appeal to the mid-market with version 6.0 of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite. And it hopes that ditching its old direct selling model in …
"important email disclaimers"
Are these the important email disclaimers that haven't yet been tested in court?
Having used products like OpenXchange and Scalix, we added the disclaimer as it pasted through MessageLabs filtering service. However the most effective spam filtering method was configuring Sendmail to reverse DNS lookup the email servers identity, unfortunately it also blocked email servers from small businesses using a DHCP adsl connection as they never configured the reverse ip lookup.
The disclaimer components may not have been tested in court yet, but that's not the only purpose of these signatures - see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/12/21/new_web_email_regulation/ for details. Exchange 2003 is supposed to support the use of an event sink to add these, but it's never worked in our setup, so we use Symprex Mail Signature Manager instead. Ragging on Zimbra for not having it built-in seems a wee bit harsh.