Need e-mail client to access an Exchange server.

Adam McGreggor lists at
Sat May 26 22:21:32 UTC 2007

On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 05:44:01PM -0500, Chris wrote:
> 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.
> > 

Firewalls blocking/restricting external LDAP access springs to my mind;
throw nmap(1) at the exchange box, and see if the ports are open (if
they are, you might want to then try ldap utils on the directory). seems to be the "technical"
KB article (and if that's 'in-depth', I'm really pleased I rarely
use the KB these days) is a ports-only listing.

Untested; I can't be bothered connecting onto an exchange box at the

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