Outlook With FreeBSD IMAP
bri at sonicboom.org
Tue Feb 27 01:36:51 UTC 2007
Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Steve Bertrand wrote:
>>> anyway - outlook doesn't work well anytime, especially with imap.
>>> simply don't use it, thunderbird for windows works good with imap.
>> This is not as feasible as stated. Changing 500 users from Outlook to
>> something they have likely never seen is always a nightmare, even if
>> the subtleties are small.
>> Try explaining that to upper management..."uh, we are getting rid of
>> your Outlook, as well as everyone elses because our server won't work
>> with it. It should only take an hour per user to transfer everything
>> over to the new software, and most users will experience data loss
>> because not all parts are transferable." In short, it would cost less
>> to install Exchange than it would to migrate, train and re-create
>> data for that many users.
>> To the OP...have you checked the log files on the server to check for
>> errors? I have numerous Outlook and OE users who use IMAP over SSL,
>> and SMTP Auth on port 587 (again with SSL). We do not use SPA. We use
>> courier-imap and qmail, and have vpopmail managing the multiple domains.
>> Almost all of our domains have to use their full email address as
>> username. I have seen before however, that sometimes Outlook will try
>> to append their domain to the username (eg: user at domain.com\MSdomain
>> or something similar) so the problem may rest there.
>> Depending on what IMAP server you use, the log file may be
>> /var/log/maillog. It should give you an idea of where to start looking.
> I honestly do think that MS Outlook complies as well as other IMAP
> clients, just like MS and their IE browser >_>...
> For example, the University of Washington has the following for their
> email client page:
> http://www.washington.edu/computing/email/programs.html#configuring ,
> and if you note the location of outlook (the bottom) along with the
> information "we don't support this", then maybe you get a hunch about
> how usable Outlook is with IMAP.
> The UW uses uw-imap (whatever the latest version is) because they
> develop that mailserver.
> I'd look at the directions a bit though, see what's going on, but yes
> authentication does work with SSL/TLS, and it works well from what I
> can understand. Otherwise other depts (like the one I was working for
> at the UW) would complain about not being to use Outlook, unless it
> was Exchange related.
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I use the UW thing with OE it works fine, better than TBird actually.
Just specify ssl, put mail in as the folder, I'm good.
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