… it’s just a question whether you like it or not.
But then again: Does idealism justify using the wrong tool for a particular problem just because the right tool does not seem ideologically right?
We’ve installed an evaluation version of Microsoft Exchange and despite some problems at first, it’s working very well and is the best groupware-solution we have tried so far.
Needless to say that there are many proxies and relays between the net and the actual box. That much I don’t want to trust it ;-)