My organization is running an exchange server 2007 with MAPI disabled for security reasons. How do I connect with evolution? When I connect using the Microsoft Exchange option I get the error

The Exchange server is not compatible with Exchange Connector.

The server is running Exchange 5.5. Exchange Connector supports Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003 only.

If I use the Exchange MAPI option I get

Authentication failed.


Which appears to be a network timeout, which confirms that administrators have MAPI turned off.

  • It appears that since MAPI is disabled, is there an Exchange ActiveSync option that would work like mobil phones. Oct 1, 2010 at 22:22

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As far as I know, this is not possible, at least if you want a reasonably stable solution. Which would, at this point, also exclude the Exchange MAPI option, even if it were available.

  • Thanks. I've decided to virtualize windows so that I can get access to my calendar and full address book Oct 8, 2010 at 15:55

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