Re: [Evolution] Slow Evolution - OWA - Evolution connector

On Mon, 2007-01-22 at 13:28 -0700, Robin Laing wrote:

I was forced to Evolution from Thunderbird when we moved to exchange 
server from pop/smtp.  Our exchange server doesn't have pop or imap 
access so this means the Linux users have to use Outlook Web Access to 
get our mail.  This is a very slow and tedious problem.

To venture a wild guess, I would say that there is something broken in
the Exchange code that is causing Evolution to filter messages really
suboptimally. If this is the case, then there probably isn't much you
can do (other than wait for a developer who is familiar with Exchange to
fix the problem). In this case, it is probably best for you to try to
fetch the mail from the server, dump it somewhere in Maildir format, and
then run Courier IMAP locally. You can then access the email via
Evolution and probably won't experience the filtering issue (and you
could also switch back to Thunderbird, if that is what you prefer).

Obviously fetching mail from an Exchange server isn't easy, which is why
you are using Evolution in the first place. One (admittedly not great)
solution is to keep Evolution open all the time checking for mail, and
then have it keep a local copy of the email. I think there is a way to
have Evolution store the local copy in Maildir format (not sure). Then
it's just a matter of pointing Courier to your mail directory and using
IMAP to access the mail.

Hope this helps.

Evan Klitzke

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