In CTS Host & Network Services, we are responsible for hosting email for the college. At the SUNY ITEC Fall Wizard Conference a few weeks ago, I presented on the solution that has come into being over the last ten years here at SUNY Potsdam. My documentation and the presentation itself are available at It covers the entire design, its evolution, some of the challenges we have faced, and thoughts on the “cloud.” Ours is a solution based on the combination of locally-developed software and the innovative use of open-source. The only cost is hardware.