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About Peter

Peter Blackford is the Technical Director at One Metric. One Metric offer a range of IT Services to small and medium business in the Newcastle/Central Coast regions.

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Mobile: 0412 699 176
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Freeswitch, Linksys SPAs and Anonymous Calls

We have several customers (ourselves included) using Linksys SPA VOIP Phones. The only major issue with these phones is how they deal with Anonymous calls. When an anonymous call comes through even if a Caller Name is set they won’t show it and instead just display Anonymous Call. We often use the Caller Name to display what queue the call is coming from or in one case a Virtual Receptionist setup what customer the callee has called.
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Hosted Exchange Replacement with DBMail, Postfix, Roundcube and Z-Push – DBMail Setup

Our first setup is to get Postfix and DBMail working. Postfix will handle receiving our email then hand it off to DBMail using LMTP (Local Mail Transfer Protocol) to store it in a Mysql Database. In this instance we already have a database server that we are going to use to store email so we skip that step however there are plenty of walk through out there if you need help.

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Hosted Exchange Replacement with DBMail, Postfix, Roundcube and Z-Push – Introduction

With the recent news about how deep the NSA spying actually goes we wanted to see if we could actually pull back from the cloud. We host our email with Gmail for Business and have setup numerous customers using it as well. We also have customers using Office 365 which suffer similar problems, issues over data security.

This series of posts is to see if we can setup a comparable product to Google Gmail for Business/Office 365. The main features we want to replicate are a decent web interface, Outlook integration and Push email to devices. While we could using Exchange and host it internally if we want to offer it to customers in the future the pricing of SPLA makes it cost prohibitive.

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