[sf-lug] evolution: bug or feature?
johnlowry at gmail.com
Sat May 31 12:10:34 PDT 2008
> many thanks for the note.
> evolution includes not only email but
> calendaring and a task list feature along
> with a contact list and a memo feature.
My understanding is that Evolution uses the Outlook Web Access feature
of Exchange to sync its calendering and contact information up. I am not
sure if that has changed and they are now using the MAPI protocol that
Outlook uses to communicate with Exchange.
> my supposition is that all four features
> are somehow integratable with each other
> and also with remote devices, notably cell
> phones but also PDAs of various types, even
> remote (in the field) laptops, i suppose.
> i hate the idea of moving away from my
> beloved text files and grep, but that's
> what i've promised myself to do, probably
> starting this coming week.
> my hope is to understand what open
> source equivalents compare to ms exchange
> systems, soup to nuts. i'm not happy about
> the prospect of getting linux terminal end
> systems working with an existing exchange
> On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 11:41 -0700, jason stone wrote:
>> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 10:26 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>>> thanks for the vote.
>>> i like plain old mail (CLI, works fine), but
>>> i'm trying to learn how to use evolution with
>>> my cellphone, hoping to get hip to the "we
>>> gotta have outlook" issue that seems one of the
>>> main resistance points small businesses have to
>>> switching to linux.
>>> so far i've just gotten mail and then run
>>> off to do chores. in a couple of weeks i'll
>>> have time to try to integrate evolution features
>>> (e.g. calendar) with my phone.
>> Heya Jim
>> Hope all is well!
>> Many businesses run MS Exchange environments, more big companies than
>> small would be my guess. The holdup for not moving workstations to
>> linux (and Macs too) is the lack of full Exchange compatibility.
>> Usually this means a full implementation of calendaring. Email is
>> usually the lowest hanging fruit in the equation.
>> I would love to hear how your testing goes.
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