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Configure Evolution Mail on Linux for Exchange Server 2007
Configure Evolution Mail as Native Exchange Server Client
Configure Evolution Mail as an IMAP Exchange Server Client
Configure Evolution Mail as a POP Exchange Server Client
Configure SMTP
Configure Thunderbird Mail on Linux for Exchange Server 2007

Configure Evolution Mail on Linux for Exchange Server 2007

If this is the first time to run Evolution, a wizard will walk the user through the setup process (otherwise, start Evolution and click Edit > Preferences > Add to create a new account):

  1. Start Evolution Mail.
  2. When the setup wizard starts click Forward.
  3. Evolution Mail presents the user with the option to restore from a backup file. Since this is a new installation, click Forward again.
  4. Enter full name of user and email address in the format username@mines.edu. Enter reply-to and organization information if desired. Click Forward. Then...

Configure Evolution Mail as Native Exchange Server Client

Note: This option currently does not work with Exchange Server versions after 2003. Technical issues are reportedly being addressed by the open-source community. This means that, currently (July 2009), there is no Evolution Mail native Exchange Server 2007 or later mail or calendaring option available at CSM, though IMAP and POP are supported by Evolution Mail, Thunderbird, Pine, and other email clients on Linux. A Linux user who needs the Exchange Server calendar feature should be directed to the web-based Outlook Web Access application at https://exchange.mines.edu (though only Internet Explorer/Windows users will have full functionality in this application).

When the Exchange Server incompatibility is resolved, the following steps should work:

  1. Follow steps 1-4 in the first section, above.
  2. Select server type Microsoft Exchange. Insert username in the format username@mines.edu. Specify the URL for Outlook Web Access (OWA): https://exchange.mines.edu. Click the Authenticate button and insert user's password (check the “Remember this password” option, if desired).
  3. Fill out remaining information (unspecified now, since the process currently fails at this point.)

Configure Evolution Mail as an IMAP Exchange Server Client

  1. Follow steps 1-4 in the first section, above.
  2. Select server type IMAP.
  3. Insert server name: exchange.mines.edu.
  4. Insert username.
  5. Choose SSL encryption option.
  6. Select Authentication type PASSWORD and select "Remember password" if desired. Click Forward.
  7. Choose Receiving Options as desired. Click Forward.
  8. Configure SMTP (see instructions below).
  9. Name account as desired (e.g., CSM IMAP Email). Click Forward.
  10. Choose proper time zone. Click Forward.
  11. Click Apply to save account information.

Configure Evolution Mail as a POP Exchange Server Client

  1. Follow steps 1-4 in the first section, above.
  2. Select server type POP.
  3. Insert server name exchange.mines.edu.
  4. Insert username.
  5. Choose SSL encryption option.
  6. Select Authentication type PASSWORD and select "Remember password" if desired. Click Forward.
  7. Select Receiving Options as desired. Click Forward.
  8. Configure SMTP (see instructions below).
  9. Name account as desired (e.g., CSM POP Email). Click Forward.
  10. Select proper time zone. Click Forward
  11. Click Apply to save account information.

Configure SMTP

  1. When prompted, choose Server Type SMTP
  2. Insert server name exchange.mines.edu:587 (this is apparently the only way to specify an SMTP port other than the standard port 465).
  3. Check option, "Server requires authentication."
  4. Use SSL encryption.
  5. Select Authentication Type LOGIN.
  6. Insert username and check "Remember password" if desired. Click Forward.

Configure Thunderbird Mail on Linux for Exchange Server 2007

  1. Launch Thunderbird
  2. Don't import anything - Next
  3. Select "Email account" - Next
  4. Fill in your name and your email address as @mines.edu - Next
  5. Select IMAP - Incoming Server and Outgoing Server are both exchange.mines.edu - Next
  6. Incoming user name is your username in the format ADIT/ - Next
  7. Give the new account a name; I called mine "Exchange" - Next
  8. Finish
  9. Thunderbird immediately throws an error "connection was refused". Just click OK
  10. Go to Edit -> Account Settings
  11. Click "Server Settings", change "Security Settings" to SSL - OK
  12. Click "Outgoing Server (SMTP), click Edit
  13. Under "Use secure connection", change to SSL (make sure "Use name and password" is selected)
  14. Under Settings, change Port to 587 (Do this after you've changed to SSL above, or Tbird will change it back to the default port) - OK
  15. Click OK

 

 

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