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    Default What's a good email + calendar app for linux that works with exchange activesync?

    I like Thunderbird but it doesn't work with exchange - only imap/pop. Is there a good email client for linux that can handle that?

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    Default Re: What's a good email + calendar app for linux that works with exchange activesync?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I like Thunderbird but it doesn't work with exchange - only imap/pop. Is there a good email client for linux that can handle that?
    M$ is pain in the a$$, and specially in case when the organization like ours running 2003 build with no Imap/POP support. I was looking for the same, till i came across DavMail gateway. Works fine. After successfully configuring it, i wrote a how to for it. Hope it will do the job for you. Calender sync is also explained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmarif4u View Post
    M$ is pain in the a$$, and specially in case when the organization like ours running 2003 build with no Imap/POP support. I was looking for the same, till i came across DavMail gateway. Works fine. After successfully configuring it, i wrote a how to for it. Hope it will do the job for you. Calender sync is also explained.

    Setting up Microsoft Exchange Server Mailbox with Thunderbird

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    +1. I'm using DavMail + Thunderbird for my work email and calendaring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    +1. I'm using DavMail + Thunderbird for my work email and calendaring.
    I was previously using it but a few problems:

    1. Addresses in Compose Email do not search exhange/ldap

    2. After I changed a lot of settings to get addresses to show up from ldap, there's still no way to show/choose multiple address of same contact

    3. No way to edit address from within thunderbird

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    Default Re: What's a good email + calendar app for linux that works with exchange activesync?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I was previously using it but a few problems:

    1. Addresses in Compose Email do not search exhange/ldap

    2. After I changed a lot of settings to get addresses to show up from ldap, there's still no way to show/choose multiple address of same contact

    3. No way to edit address from within thunderbird
    I have Thunderbird configured to use a local address book. Sure, it's not ideal, but it works adequately for my needs.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 05-Feb-2013 at 23:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    I have Thunderbird configured to use a local address book. Sure, it's not ideal, but it works adequately for my needs.
    That's the way i do it too. If an email is from a person not listed in my local address book, i just add him/her and job done. Next time composing an email will auto populate it for you.
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    Default Re: What's a good email + calendar app for linux that works with exchange activesync?

    1. I think you mean Exchange mail protocol, not "activesync" which is an antiquated mobile device sync technology.

    2. Exchange has supported IMAP and POP since forever but those protocols support only basic mail services, do not support Exchange "collaboration" services like calendaring, journals, etc.

    3. Numerous major mail support the Exchange mail protocol with its 2-way communication and feature extensions but almost always as add-ons. Search for "Linux Exchange replacement" will likely turn up plenty of hits.

    4. The standard cross-platform Exchange mail client is OWA (Outlook Web Access) which will have about 95% of the functionality of the regular Outlook client.

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    Default Re: What's a good email + calendar app for linux that works with exchange activesync?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I was previously using it but a few problems:

    1. Addresses in Compose Email do not search exhange/ldap

    2. After I changed a lot of settings to get addresses to show up from ldap, there's still no way to show/choose multiple address of same contact

    3. No way to edit address from within thunderbird
    Although I have not used Thunderbird to know for sure whether it's a fundamental App issue, these directory type IMO problems like these are more likely associated with not logging properly into AD.

    Have you added your machine to the AD and are you logged in with an AD User account?

    TSU

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    Default Re: What's a good email + calendar app for linux that works with exchange activesync?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    1. I think you mean Exchange mail protocol, not "activesync" which is an antiquated mobile device sync technology.
    No, the OP almost certainly means Exchange_ActiveSync

    However, using OWA ((Outlook Web App) usually suffices for most.

    2. Exchange has supported IMAP and POP since forever but those protocols support only basic mail services, do not support Exchange "collaboration" services like calendaring, journals, etc.
    It needs to be explicitly enabled at the server end, otherwise remote connectivity requires OWA (and therefore DavMail if using Linux).

    4. The standard cross-platform Exchange mail client is OWA (Outlook Web Access) which will have about 95% of the functionality of the regular Outlook client.
    Depending on the Exchange Server version, now referred to as Outlook Web App

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