Having an Evolution and Mail notification Problem?

Patrick fedora-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl
Thu May 24 19:57:36 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 17:44 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Alan Cox wrote:
> >>> Our IT staff are being told by someone new to the organization that it 
> >>> is exchange and only exchange.  No forwarding or anything else.  They 
> >>> even toasted our mail lists and supports mail lists for a few months.
> >>>
> >>> No Imap, No pop.  This even upsets our local IT staff.
> >> Use the situation to demand a laptop just for the purpose of running 
> >> outlook.  Park it next to your real desktop and run synergy so you can 
> >> share a keyboard and cut/paste between systems most of the time. It will 
> >> solve your problem and the person in charge obviously doesn't care about 
> >> costs.
> > 
> > Sounds like when I was at 3COM and we did basically the same. We had a
> > Linux Network for real work with CVS, and a corporate compliant pile of
> > crap which was theoretically a ton more powerful so that random US
> > offices could inflict lotus notes on us and tell us in the UK that Maria
> > in the west california office had brought donuts.
> > 
> > At that point I left, and shortly afterwards economics caught up with the
> > rest of the inefficiencies and market forces did the rest.
> If you are just doing email it doesn't make much sense to be locked in 
> to a proprietary server.  Unfortunately there hasn't been any real 
> alternative to exchange or notes if you need calendar/scheduling tied to 
> email.  

Have you looked at Scalix? Iirc it's the old HP OpenMail aka Samsung
Contact. They are on track with open sourcing the applications that make
up Scalix. Not totally Open Source right now but well on its way. And it
supports calendards, scheduling, syncing, shared folders etc. It's
basically a full Exchange replacement. You can download a free Community
edition with 25 premium users and unlimited standard users here:

Patrick (no affiliation)

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