Need e-mail client to access an Exchange server.

JD jdangler at
Sat May 26 00:18:48 UTC 2007

When I setup the Evo account, our company uses Exchange, and they gave me
the address of the active dir server in this format "" ...
I would think that this would be right, but maybe the domain needs to be
there as well?  Something like domain_name\ ?  I haven't
tried this yet, but reading this thread made me think of it.  I'll try it
when I get back in the office Tues. morning and reply here with an update.
I'd be very happy if that will work...

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 6:44 PM
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Subject: Re: Need e-mail client to access an Exchange server.

On Fri, 25 May 2007 15:34:14 -0700
George Farris <farrisg at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-25-05 at 17:42 -0400, JD wrote:
> > I use Evolution.  Just select "Exchange Server" as the server type.
> > Then fill in the OWA address of the server.  The rest is academic...
> > Works fine.  However, I can't get the corporate address book to
> > work, so if you get that part, let us know... I'd love to have both
> > working
> > 
> I've done this at the College as well and also haven't been able to
> get the address book to work.  I have got it to work on a test
> network where everything is on the same network segment, but that
> doesn't help.  In that case Evolution just found it, wouldn't display
> lists of contacts but would search and fill in the To: line.
> I would love more info on this as well.

Although I have setup T-bird within the company network to access the
Global Addressbook - I have not tried this over the net. If it fails
(and I'll try this over the weekend) installing a public LDAP server
may be needed. 

Search Google on Thunderbird and LDAP for the idea of how TB gets
configured. Setting up the LDAP server may be something else.

Like I mentioned, I have gotten this to run within the company network
structure (minus the calendar of course) with TB and the addressbook
using Active Dir. We're in the process of setting up a Fedora-DS server
for something a bit more.

As time goes on - perhaps I'll do up a short how-to since the ones you
find via Google are much to be desired.

Best regards,

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Sysadmins unavailable because they are in a meeting talking about why
they are unavailable so much.

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