Linux and Exchange Server??


   Is there any client software for integrating linux and exchange server?? I dont want POP3 ou IMAP , I would like to be able to be a exchange client.
   Is there anyway of doing this??
dirty_alAsked:
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stookyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
dirty_al

I think your best bet is to install a wicked new option for Linux called VMWARE (www.vmware.com).

It's relatively easy to install and allows you to boot up a virtual Win95 machine inside of Linux!  You can run Outlook in this virtual Win95 machine.

Another option which I use is to install Outlook onto a Citrix Metaframe server on your network (if you don't have one already, this might be too expensive).  The Citrix Metaframe client has been ported to Linux and it is awesome (www.citrix.com).  It's easy to run most any Windows based app through the Citrix client.

Hope this helps.

Chris.
Stooky >:)
stooky@the.lin.ca
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ahoffmannCommented:
what else do you need than mail, where POP3 or IMAP is enough?
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dirty_alAuthor Commented:

   I just want to be able to be a exchange client as Outlook is.  
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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
no, the only one full-client for Exchange is Outlook.
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ahoffmannCommented:
so Outlook needs to be ported to Linux ;-)

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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
yes. do it. :o)
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ahoffmannCommented:
why? outlook doesn't support telnet sessions :-D
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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
you can port it and add support for telnet-sessions :), but then call it Outlook2001 ....
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ahoffmannCommented:
mbertl, Outlook2001 ?
Hmm, you mean it takes more than 3 vears from now to get it working, or did you mean its name should be outlook199x ;-)
dirty_al, sorry for borring you with jokes.
But stooky, gave a good hint to use outlook from within Linux. IMHO, that's the best you can do for now, 'cause vmware even handles any M$ crash, so that you just have to reboot the virtual machine but not Linux :-))
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dirty_alAuthor Commented:

   VMWare is a radical solution, but good. Unfortunate, VmWare requires a very fast computer in order to be viable and at work I use a P166 MMX. I dont think VmWare would work regular under such system. The machine just have 46MB of memory and my boss in not going to give me more.
   But the idea is very good indeed!
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ahoffmannCommented:
a P166 should be enough (I do it on a P90:)
Buying 128Mb of RAM is cheaper than most M$ products ;-)
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maetttesCommented:
there is a outlook-version in the ms-internetexplorer for unix(solaris, hp-ux), but i dont know if it works with ... mapi (i think you need this) and i also dont know if there is a linux-version.

i have a similar problem with unix-mails to exchange-mapi-server ... i dont know if there is a more little solution with source-code or direct for aix4.2 ...

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dirty_alAuthor Commented:

  It would be possible to run through IBCS a Intel binary, but there isn.t any version for SCO, for exemplo, of IE. This idea came in my mind.
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paulpageCommented:
It's possible to use the Outlook web access or you can use a software call EVOLUTION.

It use a protocol call WEBDAV and your able to simulate an Outlook client trought linux or unix.

Good luck
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