[Synckolab] Interoperability with Microsoft IMAP

Evert Mouw post at evert.net
Wed Mar 5 01:59:56 PST 2008

Currently, I'm administering an Exchange server. It's too much effort to 
get rid of it, and I like the calendaring strength of Exchange with 
Outlook. Still, is Kolab could replace that... So I think gettingKolab 
solutions to work with Exchange could be cool to make a transition 
easier. I will email a IMAP test account on an Exchange 2003 server to 
Sergey and Niko.

Regards, Evert Mouw

Niko Berger wrote:
> Sergey Koulik wrote:
>> Hi Niko,
>> I have been tracking evolution of your extension for a long time.
>> My problem is that organization I work at is tied to Microsoft's 
>> solutions namely microsoft exchange server and outlook.
>> I've being used thunderbird and I always missed server-side 
>> calendaring functionality.
>> Your extension is promising for my needs. It works somehow for 
>> microsoft's IMAP server, but not very satisfactory.
>> Please take a look at attached screenshots - you'll see problem with 
>> events/tasks titles. They are not recognized by microsoft's products.
>> I use latest nightly build to test.
>> I understand that you are focusing on other problems now, but this 
>> thing is a really must have at least for me. I can do additional 
>> testing and provide needed information - just drop a line to me.
>> -- 
>> Sincerely,
>> Sergey Koulik 
> Hi Sergey,
> Since I do not own a Exchange license, I cant really help you there too 
> much. I don't know what format exchange/outlook require for the 
> icals/vcards in order to be recognized. Thats also the main flaw of the 
> ical/vcard format - it defines the structure, but not the vocabulary 
> (actually kinda similar to the current discussion about the Ms-ooxml 
> document format discussion going on).
> Maybe this is only a small problem with mail headers or something like 
> that. What you could do is to get some mails together that are 
> recognized by outlook/exchange and send me these messages as 
> attachments. Then I can have a look at the mail structure and maybe find 
> something that will help with this problem.
> niko
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