Connecting to Outlook/Exchange using JSP
Posted on 2003-02-22
I need to connect to Microsoft Exchange 5.5 using JSP on a Solaris/Unix machine. Specifically, I need to login to the Exchange server, and retrieve "Apppointments".
I know the typical way to connect to Exchange/Outlook is through the CDO object. However, objects such as CDO and MAPI are Windows based, and they are embedded in DLL files. How can I access Exchange with Solaris-based JSP? I've looked into "bridges" such as J-Integra which allow you to access Windows based objects on any platform. The problem is such technologies cost money; this is not an option for us in this project. Am I missing something? Is there an object I dont know about that I can use to access Exchange? I've spent days searching the internet for a solution and I've come empty-handed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.