Evolution Exchange does not work.

Asked by Venkat on 2008-04-30

I recently installed 8.04 on my lap top. When I launched evolution to configure to talk to my exchange server I keep getting

Could not connect to server .
Make sure the URL is correct and try again.

I know that the user name and password are correct as the same work in my XP box. awa well at oon the OWA web page.

any help is appreciated.

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Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said : #1

Thanks for your question.

Try inserting your IP, not your Exchange hostname in the URL. Which version of exchange do you run? Please notice that Exchange 2007 is currently not supported and won't run with evolution.

Venkat (venkys) said : #2

It did that too. It just tool longer and I got the same response back. We are using exchange 2003 SP2. Please let me know if you need more debugs.

Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said : #3

Well, it just runs here :-)

How do you insert your username: "DOMAIN\username" or "username"? I heard some rumors that using "DOMAIN\username" can cause problems, but I can't find a valid bug report for that.

I'm unsure where to find more debug information, so I guess I'm out of suggestions. Sorry!

Venkat (venkys) said : #4

Thanks for the response. Several others are also experiencing this. After googling for a bit found this. This is exactly what I am seeing. Hopefully this helps a bit.


Thanks for your help.

Is IMAP enabled in your Exchange server?

Venkat (venkys) said : #7

Yes it is enabled.

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Andy Ferguson (teknostatik) said : #8


Apologies if you've already sorted this, but I have one further suggestion.

Try entering your exchange server in the format http://example.com/exchange/ (where example.com is the actual name of the server not the OWA URL)

This is the only way I can get Evolution to connect to our server at work which is (I think) running the same version of exchange as you.



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