> I am probably in the wrong post / tread/ whatever.
> But maybe someone can put me on the right track.
> I try to configure evolution on my opensuse, for using my outlook
> I tryed a lot, and tryed to understand a lot, but all seems to be very
> What I completely miss on the internet / documentation / everywhere
> is what to enter where.
> I can open in my outlook, the account settings.
> But names there, are not the same names in evolution.
> And what to use, mapi, imapi mapi+ whatever. I have no clue about
> What I found today, is something about proxy. since I was unable to
> ping a server host with a very strange name. NLCLUEXA11.connect1.local
> But I also have somewhere a exchange proxy.
> Whith a https://www… url ??
> and an NTLM Authentication, no idea about that.
> I have no clue.
> There is also an web interface, webclient, but that also seems to go
> Is there any simple explanation, or just a simple tutorial, which show
> the outlook settings, and where to put them in the evolution settings
Well… afaik, at least up to openSUSE 11.3, without enabling IMAP or POP on
the exchange sever, your only hope is to use OWA (Outlook Web Access). So
in the evolution account setup, set for Exchange type and you’ll need the
URL to your OWA. Your local sysadmin can give this to you. As long at it’s
fairly simple auth, that is, just one username and password, the OWA should
work pretty well. I mention this because so many companies have some sort
of dual auth required now and the Evolution OWA integration won’t support
Future versions of Evolution (possibly even available via a repo for
openSUSE 11.3) do have MAPI support… but I have not looked into it.
To get an address book, ideally you need to get to the Global Catalog. This
might be a totally separate host from the OWA server. You’ll probably need
to limit the GAL responses to 500 or so. That’s part of the Receiving
Options of the account setup.
At start you’ll basically be asked to authenticate to two sources, the OWA
and the Global Catalog source.
EVERY network is different, every setup is different.
I’ll just say that Evolution to Exchange won’t work if you do NOT have a
good working relationship with your Exchange admin. So… if you can’t get
this to work, don’t expect a typical Microsoft Exchange admin to help you
There ARE alternatives. One, of course is to use the Outlook Web interface
to Exchange. Another is to install Outlook via wine. Another is to run
Outlook off another host and have its Window displayed on your Linux host
(e.g. Citrix style). A final heavy hammer approach is to run a full virtual
machine running Windows and Outlook… but that’s overkill IMHO.