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cadman420

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Web site is looking nice. Been gone working and school for a bit but I am back and once again have to turn to the forum for help. I was approached today with a question about open source software. My company is seriously considering moving a lot of there software needs to a corporate open office suite among other accounting software and moving to a linux base server. instead of upgrading to microsoft's newest version.. I was given the task of finding a suitable replacement for Outlook and getting it to work with our exchange server for now. ( small steps here.) I downloaded evolution and thunderbird to test out both on the network, but I am having trouble getting them to work. I am getting a rejection notice from thunderbird and can't get evolution to connect at all telling me that the URL is unknown, I have http:\\server.domain.local I double checked this with my Outlook and that is the way it is and thunderbird connects but server refuses it. Could the server be set up to refuse any type of mail client other then Outlook.? Is there a way around it? Thunderbird is almost working with this one small problem. Thanks again for all your help. It is good to be back
 

UnseenMenace

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I would consider a move away from exchange and go fully opensource at this time, why do it half way. I really like open-xchange with the thunderbird plugin for mail clients

Open-Xchange is the information and knowledge headquarters of a company. Open-Xchange combines e-mail, appointment, contact and task management with intelligent document management.

http://www.open-xchange.com

Open-Xchange Community Edition is free for non-commercial use and commercial licences are great value compared to Exchange imho
 
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cadman420

cadman420

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I would consider a move away from exchange and go fully opensource at this time, why do it half way. I really like open-xchange with the thunderbird plugin for mail clients

Open-Xchange is the information and knowledge headquarters of a company. Open-Xchange combines e-mail, appointment, contact and task management with intelligent document management.

http://www.open-xchange.com

Open-Xchange Community Edition is free for non-commercial use and commercial licences are great value compared to Exchange imho

well this will be a commercial use. My company is starting to listen to me as far as licensing for the company. Most software that I am mentioning to them is a lot cheaper then MS. Plus have better support. I don't have the power to dump the exchange for right now, but when it comes time to upgrade the server system my company is planning on going with a Linux based server. yay.
 

UnseenMenace

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You should dump exchange first. It's a pain, evolution doesn't even support it.

Evolution does support exchange, prior to Exchange 2007 it was done through the exchange-connector which basically uses the Outlook web access (OWA) functionality of exchange, it was a bit flakey at best

With exchange 2007 and later you can use evolution-mapi which works exceptionally well imho (its also supposed to work with older exchange servers)

http://johnnyjacob.wordpress.com/2007/12/19/evolution-mapi-provider-for-ms-exchange-connectivity/

http://www.go-evolution.org/Exchange_Architecture
http://www.go-evolution.org/MAPI_FAQ
 

Shelnutt2

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Evolution does support exchange, prior to Exchange 2007 it was done through the exchange-connector which basically uses the Outlook web access (OWA) functionality of exchange, it was a bit flakey at best

With exchange 2007 and later you can use evolution-mapi which works exceptionally well imho (its also supposed to work with older exchange servers)

http://johnnyjacob.wordpress.com/2007/12/19/evolution-mapi-provider-for-ms-exchange-connectivity/

http://www.go-evolution.org/Exchange_Architecture
http://www.go-evolution.org/MAPI_FAQ

Thanks for correcting me. I believe what I remembered was the OWA access which really isn't true access (imho). However I'm glad to here it's supported "natively" now.
 

UnseenMenace

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Thanks for correcting me. I believe what I remembered was the OWA access which really isn't true access (imho).

I liked it (the OWA connector) it replicated the windows experience pretty well from my memory.
Slow, difficult, temperamental and acted strangely at times even though you had changed nothing :shrug: lol
 
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cadman420

cadman420

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Thanks for all of the info, I have my work cut out for me. I have been looking into many different alternatives to our current system and I have to deal with those who don't really want to change but the general manager is a big time open source man and is giving me a big hand in this transition. I hope to most of the systems running on mainly open source this year.