I got following error while collection

The Exchange server is not compatible with Exchange Connector.

The server is running Exchange 5.5. Exchange Connector supports Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003 only.

My server is hosted on ms exchange 2007

So is there any way out ?


EMAIL: you should consider accessing with IMAP and SMTP protocols, if your server have them enabled. I was an happy Evolution user, but in the last months I had a lot of problems with it, and now I'm switching to Thunderbird, that finally is well integrated with Ubuntu, works well with IMAP and seems also faster.

CONTACTS: in Thunderbird, you can add the Exchange Global Address List as a Remote LDAP Address Book; the port 389 should be opened on Exchange server. In Evolution, I was not able to make this working.

CALENDAR: no way in Evolution. In Thunderbird, you can work with the Exchange calendar with Lightning extension and Exchange 2007/2010 Calendar and Tasks Provider, that uses EWS (Exchange Web Services). I just tried and works very well!

ALTERNATIVE: you can also try DavMail, what access to Exchange Web Services and act as a "proxy" for standard apps (IMAP, SMTP, LDAP, Caldav). But, I tried it some time, and I was not satisfied. Too many problems to solve...

  • +1 for recent problems with evolution... going to try to set up t-bird – jeffery_the_wind May 3 '12 at 16:40

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