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Can thunderbird connect to Exchange Server 2010

Posted on 2011-02-25
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just about to go live with Exchagne Server 2010 and have one client that is running thunderbird email client.

Does Exchange support thunderbird? or would I be best telling him to use OWA?


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Exchange 2010 will support Thunderbird using POP3 or IMAP but it will be a normal mail without any calendaring etc... features.

I beleive OWA will give him a better experience.

Just note that IMAP and POP3 are disabled by default on exchange and needs to be manually enabled if you want to use them
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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It would be best to use OWA as you have more features etc.
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Thanks for the replies. What are some of the extra features in OWA so I can try and pursuade him?

thanks again
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1. calendaring
2. email sorted by conversation
3. all emails remains on the server so he can check them whereever he is, in the company, outside, webmail, phone etc...

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by:Hendrik Wiese
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There are plenty. The following link will show you a complete list:

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Thanks everyone. A great help.

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