Connecting to exchange (fwd)

Jason White jason at
Tue Aug 21 00:29:48 UTC 2012

Tom Masterson  <blinux-list at> wrote:

>I am working with Ubuntu 12.04.  I would really like to be able to conenct 
>reliably to the exchange server at work (ok I really don't want to but it would 
>be convenient) to work with email and calendars etc.  Is there an acceessible 
>solution out there?  Does not have to be a single solution.

If you mean Microsoft Exchange, then I think fetchmail can access it over
IMAP. As I remember, there were various work-arounds added to Fetchmail to
deal with the bugs and non-standard protocol features of Microsoft Exchange.

Evolution would be another option but I don't know how accessible it is at the
moment, or how reliable, but support for MS Exchange used to be one of its
distinctive features and likely still is.

I would suggest spending time with your favourite Web search engine to find
sample configurations and software recommendations from people who have done
this before.

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