Bad Giraffe

september 23, 2008

So, the other night I was stoked that I found Zarafa, an Open Source server that emulated a Microsoft Exchange and had ActiveSync push.  I wanted to give it a shot because this would mean that I could host my own calendar and contacts server, with push capability to my iPhone.  Wouldn't that be cool? The feature set on paper looks fantastic:

I setup a quick Ubuntu server last night and got the software configured and running.  Here is what I discovered: So, while I'm not going to use Zarafa right now.  I will keep an eye out on the project.  It all looks very promising, but right now it is not ready for primetime. Oh, "Zarafa" is Arabic for "Giraffe".