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Old 07-14-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
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MS Exchange Instant Messenger Client for Linux


Does anybody know if this even exists. I'm trying to go Microsoft free and this is the last thing I can't find. Got E-Mail through exchange with Evolution and the Ximian connector but can't find an IM client. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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Many IM clients - if you need a straight MSN Messenger replacement for MSN/Hotmail accounts, you'll be after aMSN. Gaim, on the other hand supports MS/Yahoo/AOL and others.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for responding. I'm actually looking for a linux clone of Windows Messenger(not MSN Messenger). It's an IM client that communicates through a MS Exchange 2000 server in a business enviroment on a LAN domain.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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Jabber - that works as a corporate client. It's good for Windows and Linux and you can run your own server. If you are looking for a direct, exact replacement, I think you may be out of luck.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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Thanks. Don't need an exact replacement. Just one that will use the Exchange server. If Ximian could do it with their connector coftware and Evolution I figured maybe someone out their had written something similar for messaging. I don't think I'll be able to convince our network admin to switch to Jabber. He's a MS guy. Thanks again,
 
Old 07-15-2004, 03:22 AM   #6
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So is the entire company I work for. We use Jabber for a number of our clients because it works on Windows and on Linux, you can ruyn your own server, it is secure and skinnable (you can put a company logo on it). It is replacing our old system of internal chat. Also, there is a web browser client for it.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:23 PM   #7
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Any linux clients now?

First, sorry for digging up such an old thread, but it seems the original went unanswered and I have the same question. I've tried googling, but no luck.

I'm looking to go all Linux at work, but we are a complete MS shop. Thankfully, the connector in Evolution has gone GPL'd, so I can get my email. The last component to it all is IM. Unfortunately, I'm just a small fish in a big pond so I doubt I'd be able to get them to move to an open IM platform. That leaves me with finding a Linux client.

Now to clarify it a little more, I need a Linux client that is capable of connecting to Exchange Instant Messenging component of Exchange Server. Although similar, it is not MSN Messenger. I've tried gaim 1.1.2 with no luck and AMSN 0.94-1 does not support it at all. It is possible that I didn't configure gaim correctly, so has anyone else gotten gaim to work with Exchange IM? Is there anything else out there?

Sorry again for digging this up, but I really want to go full Linux!

-Chris
 
Old 02-09-2005, 04:56 PM   #8
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Re: Any linux clients now?

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Originally posted by PapaC
First, sorry for digging up such an old thread, but it seems the original went unanswered and I have the same question. I've tried googling, but no luck.

I'm looking to go all Linux at work, but we are a complete MS shop. Thankfully, the connector in Evolution has gone GPL'd, so I can get my email. The last component to it all is IM. Unfortunately, I'm just a small fish in a big pond so I doubt I'd be able to get them to move to an open IM platform. That leaves me with finding a Linux client.

Now to clarify it a little more, I need a Linux client that is capable of connecting to Exchange Instant Messenging component of Exchange Server. Although similar, it is not MSN Messenger. I've tried gaim 1.1.2 with no luck and AMSN 0.94-1 does not support it at all. It is possible that I didn't configure gaim correctly, so has anyone else gotten gaim to work with Exchange IM? Is there anything else out there?

Sorry again for digging this up, but I really want to go full Linux!

-Chris
Hey Chris, I'm in the same boat with the same needs. If you find any information, would you mind posting it in this thread? I will try to remember to do the same

- Brian
 
Old 02-14-2005, 01:10 PM   #9
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Found the protocol!

Well here's a little help: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...e/c32rtc.mspx.

EIM uses the RVP protocol, which seems to be an extended subset of HTTP. I've posted a feature request on gaim's site, as they seem to the closest to a good Linux client for MSN, and focused on multiple protocols. Hopefully, this will begin to get people interested in implementing it.

I hope to find some more info on this RVP protocol, so stay tuned!

-Chris
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:40 AM   #10
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Found an RVP plugin for gaim, but it is very outdated (for gaim 0.59.8). I'm going to attempt to port it forward, but don't hold your breath. This would be my first time doing anything useful with my programming skills.

The source for the plugin can be found at http://www.bell-labs.com/cgi-user/ww...snapshot?gaim. The plugin API has changed substantially so I might have bitten off more than I can chew. Any help would be appreciated.

-Chris
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:06 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by PapaC
Found an RVP plugin for gaim, but it is very outdated (for gaim 0.59.8). I'm going to attempt to port it forward, but don't hold your breath. This would be my first time doing anything useful with my programming skills.

The source for the plugin can be found at http://www.bell-labs.com/cgi-user/ww...snapshot?gaim. The plugin API has changed substantially so I might have bitten off more than I can chew. Any help would be appreciated.

-Chris
Do you happen to know for sure whether the source is for a plugin or for a modified version of gaim?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 10:49 AM   #12
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I am not going to hold my breath, but if you have any luck, keep us updated! Thanks.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 03:20 PM   #13
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Live communication

I'm also looking to connect to a microsoft live communication server which use's the windows messenger. Has anyone found a solution?
 
Old 03-16-2005, 09:54 PM   #14
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Papac,

I have the plugin compiling against the newest version of gaim, I can send messages and add buddies, but pretty much anything beyond that crashes it at this point. How far are you?

Kick
 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:31 PM   #15
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please post or link to the source that you are able to compile as a plugin for gaim. Also, please note any details about the gaim client version or other things you think might be helpful. I will try to help and post my results here.
 
  


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