OT - Outlook Web access for Thunderbird. Just sharing

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Thu Feb 28 20:34:00 UTC 2008

Konstantin Svist wrote:
> Robin Laing wrote:
>> Hello,  I just thought I would share this.
>> Over a year ago, our corporation made the move to Exchange server 
>> without imap or pop access. :(  This upset many, including the Windows 
>> users.
>> I tried to work with Evolution from the day I was forced to change but 
>> never got comfortable.  I hated the interface (to much like Outlook) 
>> and it was so slow to get mail.  As a compromise, I would get my mail 
>> with Evolution and export it to TB to read.
>> Over the year I looked at other options.  I came across this nice 
>> little JAVA application that will get the mail through webDAV and save 
>> it as an mbox file.  Now I don't have to even touch Evolution to get 
>> my email.
>> http://personal.inet.fi/atk/fetchexc/
>> fetchExc - fetches mail with webDAV from MS Exchange 2000/2003 servers
>> I hope that something like this can be incorporated into TB.
>> Hope it helps someone else.
> "webDAV" you say?
> That's interesting because old Hotmail accounts are able to communicate 
> using something that's called "WebDav". If it's the same one, then 
> WebMail/Hotmail TB extension might already work with Outlook Web Access.
> If it doesn't already work, I'm sure the developer/maintainer of that 
> extension can add this feature :)
> P.S. after a quick lookup, it looks like (s)he is already working on it. 
> See http://groups.google.com/group/thunderbird-webmail-extension

I was going to search the Thunderbird lists after I posted to the group 
but our web access went down.

Thanks for the link.  I will have to take a look.

At least I know that OWA is working for me.

Thanks for the link.

Robin Laing

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