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Setting up Evolution as a Microsoft Exchange Client at the U of L

Posted: Aug 19, 2008 15:08;
Last Modified: Aug 19, 2008 15:08


This is just a reminder of the settings that work for me here. It is clear from the web that different institutions have very different setups. It may or may not be useful to others elsewhere.

Running as an exchange client outside the firewall, Evolution seems to operate tens of times slower than as an IMAP calendar—to the point that for me at least it is certainly not worth it. I don’t know yet of it runs faster inside or if the problem is, as it appears, that it is a terrific memory hog.

Mail Account Settings

Tab1: Identity.

Tab2: Identity.

Tab 3: Receiving options.

All as you would expect except

I think this is correct as I read somewhere that you were supposed to reuse the OWL without the protocol. I’m not sure if it is working or not, though.

All other tabs

As you would expect or automatically filled in.

Calendar and Tasks.

Everything as you would expect except Free/Busy and Calendar Publishing


Publish Calendar

Select Edit or new as a appropriate and use the following:





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