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On-premises email server solutions - any recommendations?

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Hello everyone,

we are currently in our first evaluation steps for WHMCS. Installation done - pretty smooth, thanks. We connected our main domain registrar and were able to order and modify domains with a fake customer entry for testing. Great.

Now, our main products for which we are seeking a commercial solution like WHMCS are

  • management of customers - check
  • ordering, cancelling, billing - check
  • management of domains - check
  • management of DNS for these domains - which backends are supported here?
  • provisioning and management of email domains, accounts etc - I found only Zimbra via third party module so far?

We are specifically looking for on-premises email services run by us in our data centres. Similar for DNS. Also we are specifically not looking into web hosting at the moment, since we have our own in-house developed private cloud solution for that. Problem is it's lacking a frontend for DNS and email 😉

I'm a bit reluctant to jump into Plesk or cPanel right away for these reasons. These products expect the web space to be under their control, too, if I am not mistaken. Setting up a fleet of Linux based servers running e.g. Plesk would be a huge burden, especially with all our infrastructure already in place. I'd love to hear about people who have stripped WHMCS and some backend provider to the minimum offering only selected services to customers. 100% open source for the backend preferred. Virtualmin, anyone?

Oh, and all our own infrastructure is FreeBSD based. We just installed our WHMCS instance in our FreeBSD based "cloud".

Kind regards, any hints welcome,

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