Finally able to send and receive mails from inside Linux without fuss

After I installed Debian 6 testing I thought “Lets search for exchange support again”. I do this on a regular basis I still have to face Exchange a lot. (unfortunately)

I found evolution-ews (exchange web services). So I tried installing it, no problems.I added a new account using EWS. I put in the link to our exchange server and withint a couple of minutes my mail was synced with my laptop. I can now send receive mails within my Gnome 3 desktop without the need for booting a vmware with Windows and Outlook.

Ok I still don’t see my calendar, but I do see my my mail coming and I can send,reply,attach,… without fuss.

Thanks guys behind Evolution.This will save a lot of time on my end.

2 Replies to “Finally able to send and receive mails from inside Linux without fuss”

  1. You could always try davmail. It acts as bridge between exchange and open protocols (POP, IMAP, SMTP, Caldav, LDAP, …)
    With davmail, I can (in thunderbird) lookup people’s email, invite them for a meeting, check their availability, see my own and other’s calendars and even send/receive mail…

    1. Actually I used this for a while. I think I posted it somewhere. But this means you have to fire up davmail first and then start your email client. Also I noticed that the integration with contacts isn’t always performing as expected. With evolution you get a one stop shop for this.

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