Re: Writing a GNOME mail client.

On Sat, Apr 17, 1999 at 09:31:28AM -0700, wrote:
> no, an exchange server would be a bad idea... a calander or a address book
> server (maby even a bookmark server) would be a good thing but reinventing
> the wheel is a bad thing... imap/pop works just fine so there is no reason
> to make the grave mistake microsoft made when they made exchange...

Maybe so, but why not also support an existing standard, if at all possible.
Lots of large organisations and companies happen to use Exchange Server,
and I'm afraid it will take a few more Melissa's before they switch.

As far as I understand, Exchange Server is just IMAP with a non-standard
authorization and probably some extensions. (Does anyone know of a way
to access the server using a decent mailprogram like netscape?)


> > 
> > being able to link the addressbook
> > with corporate address book services; schedule appointments.
> > 
> > Does that mean that Exchange server is possibly on the list?, as the only person where I work that uses Linux full time, I could do with address book and calendar scheduling that works with everybody else in the company.
> > 
> > How hard would this be to implement?  Does anyone know how Exchange server implements address books and calendar synchronisation?
> > 
> > Just my 2 euro cents worth,
> > 
> > Keep up the good work,
> > 
> > Phil Trickett
> > 
> > P.S. At a later date, I would be willing to work on a couple of applications for GNOME.  What do I have in mind? Well a sychroniser / backup system for a Psion Series 5, and a project based on the gnokii software, which would allow you read/send SMS from your panel.
> > 
> > Sounds like a great way to get to know GNOME !!
> > 
> > --
> > ========================================================================
> > Philip Trickett, Electronic Systems Manager
> > Marine Informatics, 64 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Republic of Ireland
> > Tel:+353-1-475-2924 Fax:+353-1-475-2952

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