Mailing List Message #5944
From: Michael Croft <>
Subject: Re: I am SO confused SIMS w/ or w/o communigator; please help
Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 10:14:17 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version (Beta)
At 09:22 AM 5/8/00, Andrew R. Schmiechen wrote:

>Why use SIMS over EIMS?  SIMS is free, extremely stable, actively supported
>by a great community and company, and, did I mention, free?

There are also functional differences.

EIMS has LDAP and Ph directory services built in.  EIMS is developing (in Beta now) IMAP4rev1 support for EIMS.  If you need those (and I don't), you should look at EIMS and Communigate/Communigate Pro.  EIMS also offers version 1.3.1 as freeware; I don't know anything about it except that it is freeware and is the predecessor to EIMS 2.X.

SIMS has a web interface which allows me to administer it from anywhere I can get to a web browser.  Since at work I have Windows boxes, this is absolutely critical to me.  I didn't realize how much I needed this until I looked at EIMS and rejected it because there was no way to administer it from Windows.

Also, the SIMS router seems more capable than the multihoming features of EIMS.
Michael Croft                     "Babeheart?  What's it about?"      it's about a cute little pig that  slaughters the English"
                                              -- Freakazoid
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