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Access Microsoft Exchange from Linux
Posted by tubaman on Sun 4 Dec 2011 at 19:51
For years, users have asked, "How do I access my Exchange server from Linux?" I believe the problem has finally been solved, and in a totally awesome way!. The solution is DavMail. DavMail is an Exchange gateway that translates Outlook Web Access to open protocols like IMAP, LDAP, and CalDAV. Installation for an end-user is simple. Download and install the DavMail Debian package. Then run davmail. It starts up with a dialog asking you to configure stuff. Make note of the ports for the various protocols(IMAP, POP, CalDAV, etc) so you can set them in your mail and calendar programs. Finally, there's an option to run DavMail on a server so that clients can access Exchange without having to install DavMail on their own machines. This implementation solves the Exchange access issue for any client that talks a standard protocol. Well done DavMail devs... well done.


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Re: Access Microsoft Exchange from Linux
Posted by MrPotatoe (192.54.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Dec 2011 at 14:38
I use it for 2 month, so easy to install, so easy to use, many thanks to dev team !

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Re: Access Microsoft Exchange from Linux
Posted by jijitus (186.18.xx.xx) on Thu 29 Dec 2011 at 22:26
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Doesn't work properly for me. The calendar events are read-only: any attempt to modify them results in an error (it seems related to the timezone)
The e-mail is waaaay slower than using Exchange's native IMAP, and doesn't allow to move e-mail between folders. I have to do it manually with Outlook Web Access.

I know it works for many people, but for some reason not with my company's server. I'm just trying to make the calendar stuff work, and I'll go back to direct IMAP access to Exchange instead of using DavMail for that.

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