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Zentyal logo.jpg
Screenshot of the Zentyal Dashboard, Mail section
Zentyal Dashboard
Developer Zentyal S.L.
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release July 15, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-07-15)
Latest release 5.0[1] / November 29, 2016; 18 months ago (2016-11-29)
Available in English (partially translated in 27 languages)
Update method APT (Web front-end available through ebox-software)
Package manager dpkg
Platforms amd64 (x86-64)
Default user interface Web user interface
License GPL
Official website www.zentyal.org

Zentyal is an open source email and groupware solution based on Ubuntu Linux.[2][3][4][5]

Zentyal used to implement Microsoft Exchange Server protocols on top of standard open source components (such as Dovecot, Postfix, Samba, etc.) in order to provide native compatibility with Microsoft Outlook clients. As of release 5, Zentyal has dropped native compatibility with Microsoft Outlook using the MAPI protocol via OpenChange, due to unspecified issues[6]. The web site of the OpenChange project itself has been shut down since then.

The email and groupware protocols supported by Zentyal are ActiveSync, SMTP, POP, IMAP, CalDAV, CardDAV and Active Directory.

Zentyal is distributed in two packages: Zentyal Server for SMBs and Zentyal Cloud for hosting providers. Zentyal Server has a development edition that is freely downloadable and its source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License.

Main features of Zentyal Server[edit]

  • Native compatibility with Microsoft® Exchange Server Protocols (before release 5)
  • Support for Microsoft Outlook® 2007, 2010 (before release 5)
  • Native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory® 2008, 2008R2, 2012
  • Email, calendars, contacts
  • Synchronization with mobile devices (ActiveSync® support)
  • Antivirus and antispam
  • Packaged in an Ubuntu-based server, providing domain and directory, basic networking and firewall services

Protocols Plugfest[edit]

In May 2015, Zentyal organized with Microsoft's sponsorship the first Protocols Plugfest in Europe,[7] aimed at open source communities and technology companies to present, test and discuss technical issues and content around open protocols and interoperability.

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