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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Communicating with Exchange server
From: Jeremy King <soapboxalpha@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 23:54:57 -0800 (PST)
Reply-to: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx

Unless everything I've heard is wrong, you can't use
POP to get email from an Exchange server.  Exchange
uses MAPI (some MS proprietary protocol) or IMAP.  On
the other hand, it is probably possible for an admin
to set up some scheme by which email is forwarded out
of Exchange and dumped off to a POP server to handle. 
But in that case you have a POP compatible email
administrator, not a POP compatible Exchange server. 
Or, you could use the IMAP protocol to access the mail
with a linux client.


--- Greg House <ghouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> There is an exchange server at the place I work. I
> know of one person who 
> insisted that the IS dept him up with a POP email
> account and apparently they 
> did. I presume it's through the Exchange server. He
> uses a Linux system to 
> get his email. So, I believe there's a way for them
> to configure an account 
> in it to be standard POP.
> Check through the docs on fetchmail. My
> understanding is that it will 
> communicate with a number of different mail server
> protocols. There might be 
> something there that'll work...IF you can get enough
> information about what 
> protocol it uses to set it up right.
> Greg
> On Monday 12 February 2001 01:18, you wrote:
> > The University of Kansas in their infinite wisdom
> has recently decided to
> > force all general student accounts to be moved
> from UNIX servers to
> > Exchange servers. While many students already use
> a web interface or
> > Outlook to check their mail, many other students
> prefer to telnet/ssh to
> > the UNIX servers from anywhere to check email. No
> server-side clients such
> > as pine/elm/mutt can obviously be used on an
> Exchange server, creating many
> > unhappy campers.
> >
> > (The policy is apparently campus-wise, although
> the CS-related departments
> > are resisting. What do you bet M$ made a generous
> offer?)
> >
> > I have no knowledge of Exchange other than it
> appears to use IMAP and SMTP
> > protocols to allow the checking and sending of
> email. Since I'm looking for
> > a project to work on in a class, I thought it
> might be fun and useful to
> > set up a UNIX/Linux system with pine/elm/mutt that
> would mirror the
> > contents of the Exchange mailbox locally when the
> mail client is started,
> > and allow pine/elm/mutt to access the copy. Any
> changes made to the local
> > mailbox such as deletion of messages could then be
> mirrored back to the
> > Exchange mailbox.
> >
> > Does anyone have experience working between
> Exchange and Linux? Is my
> > solution overkill? I couldn't find that pine can
> talk to IMAP servers,
> > which is why I considered making the copy of the
> mailbox to the Linux.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John
> >
> >
> >
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