Re: [Evolution] MS Exchange

--- On Wed, 21/9/11, pctech mybellybutton com <pctech mybellybutton com> wrote:

From: pctech mybellybutton com <pctech mybellybutton com>
Subject: Re: [Evolution] MS Exchange
To: "evolution-list gnome org" <evolution-list gnome org>, "Tom Davies" <tomdavies04 yahoo co uk>
Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 2011, 17:22

On September 21, 2011 at 8:22 AM Tom Davies <tomdavies04 yahoo co uk> wrote:

> Hi :)
> How can i find out which MS Exchange Server is being used at
> work.  The network admin is unlikely to actually tell me but i figured
> there would probably be a way of finding out either from Ubuntu or if i
> reboot into Windows.
> Regards from
> Tom :)

I apologize before-hand for this horrible webmail client and any mangling that it may do to the message.
I would *HIGHLY* recommend against trying to go around your Exchange admin's back to connect an unauthorized client to your mail environment.  Depending on the behavior of the client it could cause server-side issues and cause a "resume producing event" for you (slang for getting you fired).  We had an individual attempt something similar where I work and his client was misbehaving extremely badly, we suspect that the client that he was using was also infected with some sort of trojan.  It caused the mailbox database that his mailbox was located in to produce *MASSIVE* quantities of log files (Exchange produces database transaction log files for every change to the mailbox database just like SQL server does for its databases).  It would produce so many log files that it would cause the databases that used the same log file disk to go offline due to the log file disk running out of space.  In our guy's case, he got lucky and senior management just slapped his hand.  Your management might not be so understanding.
I, personally, wouldn't chance it without approval from your management and your Exchange admin.

Hi :)
Thanks but i'm only interested in preparing rather than implementing anything. 

I want to be ready with answers when i do talk to the network admin.  If i ask him odd one-off questions over the course of a few months then he is likely to assume that i am implementing things he is not ready for.  So, once i work out which version of MS Exchange then i will be able to ask or find out which version of Evo and perhaps be ready for some of the common problems with that on the various versions of Ubuntu (probably still a mix of 10.04 and 10.10 but things might change by the time i get around to doing any finding out). 

Also i am vastly much less vulnerable to malware because i have been allowed to set-up dual-boots on most machines so i can happily stay in Ubuntu and use web-mail.  To get other people to use the non-Windows side i need to get the corporate mail system working. 

Pablo has helped me get the info i want.  Hopefully i might be able to find out in a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks.  PcTech's advice is also good so 2 sides of this are neatly covered :)  Thanks guys :)
Regards from
Tom :)

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