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In Evolution Mail there is an option to create an account for Exchange with an OWA address. Does someone have an idea how to get the required data from Office 365 to get working in Evolution? Microsoft support did not help and refused my help request because of the word Ubuntu in the post ;)

The OWA url is but I do not know what username and mailbox name to use.

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I have this same issue. I enter my username and password. I've tried both Secure and Plaintext Password. Still, I only get an error message: "Could not configure Exchange account because an unknown error occurred. Check the URL, username and password, and try again." I'm certain I have the correct URL, username, and password, because I've logged into the site just fine. – Jason R. Coombs Jun 8 '12 at 2:02

It is very rough at this point, but the evolution-ews plugin partially works with MS 365. It should be available in the same repo you use to get evolution-mapi. This isn't a 100% solution, but it (for me) is better than the DavMail solution or using WINE/VM/Firefox.

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I will have to give that a try. Neither can't confirm nor can't negate that it works or not. – Michael Tanner Mar 14 '13 at 11:09

Edit your account. (edit>preferences>select your account>edit)

Go to "Recieving Email"

Your username is your full email address, e.g.

Your host URL is

Once you've entered those 2 bits, click "Fetch URL". It will prompt you for your password, then populate the required fields for connectivity.


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I did some research. It appears as if Evolution only supports Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 via OWA. To use Evolution with Exchange 2007, one must use the MAPI protocol, which I don't believe is available on Office 365.

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I can't confirm that completely because I can't test this properly. But it seems to be the only acceptable answer. Thanks for your research. – Michael Tanner Jun 8 '12 at 9:39

If you use and click the "Fetch URL" button the rest of the fields should auto populate. This is working on evolution 3.8.x

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This is also using the evolution-ews plugin 3.8.x – Michael Harris Jul 17 '13 at 17:37

i think the username and password are

username = your email address eg

and password is your email password

usually if you are using office365 it will be the same creditials you use to log in

i think..

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Your URL is Beware, service is spotty. Hopefully this package will be updated to support Office 365 better.

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I could give that a try if my friend still has Office 365. He realized that the whole M$ thing is "little bit" proprietary and not well supported on Linux. – Michael Tanner Apr 11 '13 at 8:22
It works with – Anders Jun 11 '13 at 15:04

Try in Thunderbird and copy over the details. Thunderbird auto-finds the login details so if it gets it right you can just copy to Evolution.

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Can't say anymore. No more OWA. I'm happy with that ;) – Michael Tanner Jul 18 '13 at 10:24

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