I've heard the only mail client that can be used as ms outlook in mint is evolution. I couldn't find any good web resource regarding this. I have evolution installed, but I don't see Exchange as an option for server type. At least I want to be able to read exchange emails, address book and calendars on mint.

  • Do you know the version of the Exchange server? Does it offer IMAP access (that would give your access to email, but not to the calendar)? May 7, 2013 at 22:43
  • Exchange 2007. After I have installed evolution-mapi, I was able to see not only email, but also calendar and global address book :)
    – Askar
    May 8, 2013 at 3:55

2 Answers 2


For Evolution you need a special connector. A couple of years ago it suffered from very poor code quality (leaking ~1MB per opening a message), it might have been fixed meanwhile though (or it might not).

Another option is DavMail, which is client agnostic by the way - it exports the Exchange connection as POP3/IMAP4/SMTP interface.

  • DavMail looks a kind of cumbersome to me. Though, installing evolution-mapi which is described in page you've referred solved the issue!
    – Askar
    May 8, 2013 at 3:52
  • Getting DavMail running is actually pretty straightforward, unless you need to fiddle with certificates on smartcard - then it can get a bit more complicated. But still nothing terribly cumbersome.
    – peterph
    Dec 18, 2013 at 20:23

Please take a look at evolution-ews it should be in the repo. It adds Exchange support into evolution and it access mail,contacts and calendar.

sudo apt-get install evolution-ews shoud pull it in.

  • in this case it added Server Type: Exchange Web Services as an option, which didn't work for me. Is there any plugin (connector?) that adds "Microsoft Exchange" as option?
    – Askar
    May 8, 2013 at 3:03
  • Hmm, as oscar says evolution-mapi maybe, Exchange web services works fine for me with Exchange 2007.
    – squareborg
    May 8, 2013 at 8:59

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