This project is for a recommendation + upto two hours of your time to discuss your recommendation if it is accepted, so please keep your bids very low!
Please bid only if:
* You have a great deal of experience with Mail Servers (the project involves interacting with someone who has 23 years experience with mail systems)
* You are interested in bidding on the 'implementation phase' in a few months
The winning bid will be the recommendation we decide to go with, but do not dismay if you don't get selected as I will keep in mind anyone who writes a good recommendation for future projects (I work for a lot of different companies who have various mail needs)
If I don't find a solution that suits, I will award the project to the person who put the most effort into their recommendation (I think this would be the most fair outcome)
I do not have the time to research current 'mail solutions' including Virus / Spam Filtering options.
We are considering expanding our mail services to an estimated 3000 users, could grow from there.
We have not determined if it should be on a Windows 2003 or Debian Server.
We have a preference toward a Windows server, but currently run Debian. At the time of the installation of the original server, there was NOT a low cost windows 'mail server' solution. This may still be the case.
* Cost (our current Debian solution is built on free open source software)
* Ongoing Administration.
I am a Win32 programmer and run Windows 2003 webservers, I am extremely competent at all things Windows, but my Linux admin skills are very very average. With a linux solution I would need to outsource the Server setup and the Admin.
Mailserver to be configured for:
* Grey listing
* DBL lists
* Virus checking. (We have a great setup at the moment, with a good record on spam detection.)
* Mail Limits
* Multiple Domains
Webmail Interface (must be user friendly and very very visually appealing. It MUST have an option to add a 'footer' to every email sent for our advertising.)
Can be added from a webpage or from our console software (currently my Windows App SSH's into the debian server to add accounts, we can create scripts for this in-house)