Re: [Evolution] Forwarding messages using rules

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan <poc usb ve> wrote:
On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 10:03 -0500, Paul Smith wrote:
On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 10:26 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
Can you explain how mail gets to external destinations, such as this
list, if a) your firewall blocks external SMTP from your machine, and
b) Exchange doesn't "offer" SMTP? (I'm not sure what you mean by

If you have an Exchange account, you can send email that way, through
the Exchange OWA interface, just the same way you get mail.  This goes
directly to the Exchange server over HTTP, just as if you'd entered the
email into your browser, and the Exchange server sends it out over SNMP
for you.  It does NOT require a local MTA on your system.

I thought that might be it but since I've never had to use Exchange I
wasn't sure.

So in fact the OP's problem is that he needs something he can call from
a Shell that will send mail through Exchange OWA. I have nothing to
suggest here.

I have been looking into openchangeclient
--sendmail very nearly does what I want (after I wrote 20 lines or so
of perl wrapper), except that at the recipient (gmail) end, the
original message ends up as a winmail.dat attachment.

However this is a workaround not a solution. This functionality is
built into Microsoft Outlook as a native feature so that non-technical
users (which surely are the target audience for Evolution?) can use it
without having to write scripts. Given the frequency with which the
question about automatically forwarding mail is asked on the Ubuntu
forums, and on this list, this is surely a candidate for a built-in

Ideally what I need is an update to Evolution itself so that the
ability to forward an email is available under the message filters.


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