@StefanGries Ok, cool. +1 for the feedback. Interesting input! (maybe for a blog post about alternative mail clients for the mobile..?)
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To help you understand the Zarafa architecture, a schematic presentation of Zarafa’s technical structure is shown here. When you want to install Zarafa, you can see here how the Linux server and Zarafa are integrated, as well as how Zarafa collaborates with Windows and Outlook.
There is a more extensive description of this model available in the Server manual, section 1.2.