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    Lightbulb Configure email client to connect to MS Exchage Server

    Hi, I am using Suse 10.3 and want to configure an email client [kmail or anyother] to connect to MS Exchange Server so that I could access my email the same way i do it on Windows using Outlook. Has someone done this before?

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    Default Re: Configure email client to connect to MS Exchage Server

    Try evolution. Its the only client that I know of that will connect to exchange. It actually uses Outlook Web Access so your exchange server needs to have that feature available. It will also do your calendaring. Its not too shabby.

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    I heard about Novell's evolution. But when i went to Novell's site, its comes packaged with Linux Enterprise Desktop Server. The file size is 4.1 GB. email client can't be in GB. Can you point me to the right download source?

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    Ok. I found one now at Evolution: Download. I hope this is the right one.

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    I am using kde. I found evolution on opensuse.org but its for GNOME. would this work on kde as well? I am afraid that the one i sent the link for is also for GNOME. I need for KDE. Any Pointers?

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    Default Re: Configure email client to connect to MS Exchage Server

    it also depends on your version of exchange. we run exchange 2007 sp1 and believe me it is impossible to connect to that currently. there are alpha packages under way to make it work but mickeysoft changed the entire protocol and evolution cannot connect anymore.

    alternative for me is using IE6 with wine and use the full featured OWA which is just as good as the app outlook imho or run "brutus" as a service on your M$ network which sits between exchange and your mailclient of choice and translates the windows api to something it can work with.

    stefan
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    Default Re: Configure email client to connect to MS Exchage Server

    On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 19:56 +0000, garg anoop wrote:
    > I am using kde. I found evolution on opensuse.org but its for GNOME.
    > would this work on kde as well? I am afraid that the one i sent the
    > link for is also for GNOME. I need for KDE. Any Pointers?
    >
    >


    Evolution works fine under KDE... not a problem. You can use
    Gnome apps in KDE and KDE apps in Gnome.

    However, the last version of Evolution from openSUSE that could
    correctly connect to Exchange was the one with openSUSE 10.2...
    and the placement/dependencies radically changed in 10.3, so
    you can't simply install that on your 10.3 box (sorry).

    I used Evolution on a 10.2 box currently against our Exchange
    server.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stefan1975 View Post
    it also depends on your version of exchange. we run exchange 2007 sp1 and believe me it is impossible to connect to that currently. there are alpha packages under way to make it work but mickeysoft changed the entire protocol and evolution cannot connect anymore.

    stefan
    ****. I was really looking forward to 2.22 as being the version that fixes exchange connectivity.

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    Question Re: Configure email client to connect to MS Exchage Server

    I have always used Evolution to connect to the MS exchange server that work runs. This worked fine on openSuSE 10.3 but doesn't work on 11.0
    For me Evolution 2.12 works, but 2.22 does not.

    Does anyone know how to "downgrade" openSuSE 11.0 to Evolution 2.12? It only seems to have rpms for 2.22 and if I try to use ones for openSuSE 10.3 then there are a number of library version issues (e.g. libcamel, libldap, liblber).

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    Might be worth taking a shot with the unstable 2.23?
    I didn't see any built rpm's to install in a quick search, but I think I might try it later today.

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