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I'm on a network where everyone is using Windows except me. Now I have this problem that the mail server is on a windows host mailserv.company.local and the only way I can access this host is through samba: smb://mailserv.company.local but how do I set my machine to receive mail from this server?

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If it's using standard email protocols (SMTP, IMAP/POP, etc.) then almost any email client will do. If it's an Exchange server then you'll need to use Evolution with the Exchange connector.

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Thanks. I wasn't clear enough. The server is using exchange that's why I struggled to connect. But looking at Evolution, I used the Echange connector as you suggested and it's working now :) –  dougk Feb 16 '11 at 6:43

What software is the mailserver using? is it exchange?

You might be able to access it using IMAP.

See here: http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2007/03/30/howto-thunderbird-and-ms-exchange-server/

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"is it exchange?" -- He said it's on a Windows host. :-) –  amphetamachine Feb 15 '11 at 9:22
@amphetamachine: Exchange is not the only mail server that runs on Windows. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Feb 15 '11 at 9:23
@Ignacio: I realize that. That's what the smiley face is for. –  amphetamachine Feb 15 '11 at 9:59

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