I am a returning Linux user after a 12-year hiatus, and finding out things are a lot different than before. Since that time, I’ve been a heavy Windows user and a somewhat advanced user (there). Hoping someone can help.
My primary personal email server is an Exchange Server v8.1. My provider has done a good job of exposing just about every technology available over the internet (POP, IMAP, RPC/HTTP, EAS, iPhone, OWA, OMA, did I miss any? :)). About the only complication is that these go over the internet. I do not have VPN, nor is my computer joined to the domain the server is on.
As basically a new Linux user, I’m on OpenSUSE 11.1, not married to a particular desktop environment (I use KDE right now), and have attempted setting up both KMail and Evolution. I of course can get email through IMAP, but I have not been successful getting any groupware functionality, and IMAP seems comparatively slow to what I was getting with Outlook with RPC/HTTP.
Can someone please tell me in this environment what the best bet is for getting most if not all of my server functionality? Any leads on setup would be most beneficial. With my limited knowledge of Linux I’ve tried setting up Evolution/Exchange, Evolution/MAPI, and KMail/Kontact/Korganizer through IMAP to no avail.
Thanks in advance,