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We recently upgraded to Microsoft Exchange 8.2.176.0 for our web mail. I've never had it setup for my desktop, I've always had to rely on a browser and access webmail.

I'm trying to set it up on my Thunderbird 3 on Debian but it doesn't seem intuitive.

I've also tried various ways in Evolution.

Here's the information I have currently:

Mailbox Server Name: Something.Global.domain.com
Outlook Web Access host address: https://us.domain.com/owa
Outlook Web Access host name: us.domain.com/owa
Exchange mailbox address: /o=Something/ou=Admin/cn=Recipients/cn=USERNAME
Client Access Server Name: Something2.Global.domain.com
Exchange Client Access server .NET framework version: 2.0.50727.4016
Server platform: 64-bit
Public logon: No
Authentication type associated with this Web Access session: Basic

Based on the information, can anyone recall what needs to be done in order to set it up?

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Use the evolution-mapi for the Outlook 2007 or newer server, so long as your organization has MAPI enabled. you will have to install

sudo apt-get install evolution-mapi

Then you get the Exchange MAPI option in the new account dialog.

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Thunderbird will have to treat Exchange as an IMAP server, the instructions for which are readily available.

Evolution had a 'native' connector for Exchange 2003, but Exchange 2007 (that's what 'Exchange 8.2.176.0' means) broke it. There are packages that can do it, but it requires bits gleaned from the Samba4 project, which can break a Samba install on your local machine if you chose to use it.

Evolution can also use Exchange as an IMAP server.

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Could you post a link to the Thunderbird instructions. I am wading through a forest of posts that say how these instructions are apparent, but I can't seem to find actual instructions, thanks. –  jnewman Apr 25 '11 at 1:41
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