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Old 04-21-2003, 04:59 AM   #1
yenonn
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Mozilla Mail setup!


Dear all,

I have a bunch of windows hosted clients, who are using Microsoft Exchange Server and Mail server.
Now, if i am only one of the user who is using linux., then, how am i going to configure my mozilla mail to adapt to the MS mail server?
Anyway, can i do it?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-21-2003, 11:39 AM   #2
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I'm also looking to connect my RedHat8 to our MS Exchange server. So far all I have found is the 'Ximian Evolution Connector ($69 per seat) and Bynari Insight Connector ($39 per seat).

We might be out of luck for now...
 
Old 04-21-2003, 02:03 PM   #3
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Does Microsoft Exchange not have IMAP built in? I don't have a server to look at but I always thought that IMAP was one of the exchange features.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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I *think* it support POP3 protocol, so you can configure it under edit->preferences->Mail & News Group Account Settings... under Mozilla Messenger window and just add the account you woul like to recieve mail from. Another way would be to use Evolution (though I do not know the intrinsics of the program).
 
Old 04-21-2003, 07:56 PM   #5
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huh? RH doesn't support connection btween MS Exchange? Then, how am i going to send mail? How am i going to send mail? Any advices besides paying money? This is quite a troublesome....i never thought that RH doesnt support this..
i thought as long as we can specify the POP3 and SMTP server, then, that will do [that was what i did in my windows box]. So, another silly question, from my windows box, i can ping to my mail server beautifully, but then, from my linux box... i can't.
help me and thanks!

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Old 04-21-2003, 08:17 PM   #6
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Ok... May be I did not made myself clear, sorry. I meant that I think MS-Exchange server supported POP3 (Never used it/needed to). BUT if you cannot ping out your server is more a problem of your LAN configuration than mail account...

How is your Network configured? did you add your server to your /etc/hosts file? (may be helpful if you want to ping by name rather than IP), Do you use DCHP or static IP's? Does your computer has a Hostname? and above all, does linux recognizes your NIC?

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Old 04-21-2003, 08:28 PM   #7
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Thetargos, u sound something for me!

1. How is your Network configured?
newly installed RH8, with nothing network configuration.
2. did you add your server to your /etc/hosts file? (may be helpful if you want to ping by name rather than IP),
u mean my MS Exchange server have to be added to /etc/hosts?
ok, i havent
3. Do you use DCHP or static IP's?
I am using a static IP.
4. Does your computer has a Hostname?
I think it doesnt, it is called localhost.localdomain
5. and above all, does linux recognizes your NIC?
what is NIC? i am totally a crappy linuxer over here.

Then, just to make sure. if i have did from what u have told me, then, can i get connected to my mail server and send mail? for sure, we are using pop3 and smtp protocol for our mail system.

thanks!
 
Old 04-21-2003, 09:26 PM   #8
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If your Exchange Mail Server is on your network. You have to specify the IP address when you dont have an DNS (Domain Name Server) server. You can edit the host file and put any name you wish for your Mail Server and then beside it add the IP address of the Mail server.

A DNS server is a system that stores IP addresses and names in its database. When computers want to access a machine by a web address name, the DNS server finds the name and it gives the IP address to the computer.

A NIC is a network interface card or a card that is designed for hooking your computer to other computers. NIC is not a LINUX term its a hardware term.

localhost.localdomain is set when you first install LINUX. You can always change it.

POP3 or IMAP are different ways of handling e-mail. SMTP is simple mail transfer protocol or the simplest (text format) way of transfering e-mail.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 09:42 PM   #9
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Yenonn, you can do all those configs from within X with a nice little RH tool called Network confiugration... I assume you know where it is located (programs-system configuration-configure network). In this window is all the info about your networking environment (some times, tho you may need to do this config in console), anyway the last tag is your /etc/hosts file, just add a new entry there and specify your server (with an alias if you like, also here you can set your computer's name), The next to the left is your DNS, I assume you use that computer to access the internet, you'll need the IPs of these servers (commonly there are more than one address). You will not need to bother with the other two tags, unless you have not configured your local IP (do not confuse it with the localhost.local domain one, that one is used by the system, it is NOT your IP). If you have not configured your IP yet, then you can open the Device (or interface? I use a non English RH install) tag and there you can modify the attributes of this particular interface whose hardware would appear as eth0 (in case of the first Ethernet Network Card). Select it and modify it, enter your IP, submask and gateway addresses e voią you shoul be set.

To configure under Mozilla, you should do the earlier described procedure.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 10:07 PM   #10
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ok! understand and thanks!
if let say my Exchange Mail Server is not on my Network, then, how am i going to access it? Yet, i am sitting behind all those proxy and firewall servers.
just now, i have make some investigation on my network configuration. The result is that, all those web-browsing applications are connected thru a proxy server and firewalls. then, from the proxy onward it is connected directly to the isp server. but then, however, those mail application (client) such as Microsoft Outlook are directly connected to the isp mail server. actually there are some ports which are opened just for mailing purposes.
so, now, the point is that. from my RH8 i cant ping to the exchange mail server which is not on my network, but then it is on isp network. how am i going to handle this?do u catch my point?

let make some situation in order to make a clear picture
if let say i was sitting in the windows box. then, i ping it to the isp mail server. ok! it was perfect!
if let say i was sitting in RH8 box, then, i ping it to the isp mail server. then, it will prompt unreachable destisination.

i think my question should be out of here, and put it somewhere in networking forum. sorry! but then, i have no mean to ask those networking questions. anyway thanks for the response. thanks thetargos and electro...Cheers!

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Old 04-21-2003, 10:24 PM   #11
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No, it is perfectly clear.

All you will have to do is put some of these proxies as your gateway, but in order to do that you NEED to be TALKING over the network, so try to ping one of them! If you could just know the port, you could give as an argument to the proxi setup of Mozilla and to the ping command.

You MUST to make shure your computer can communicate over the network. Just to make sure, you may restart your computer after making the config changes or issue the command:
#/etc/intit.d/network restart
 
Old 04-21-2003, 11:07 PM   #12
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ok! i have collected all the proxies name and ip address.
from here, RH8, i can ping it to the proxy.
and also, if i nmap the proxy, then, i can know what are the ports that are opened. then, if i telnet it, then it works.
then, if i set all those related proxy and port into the mozilla setup, then, it is still not working.
question here: am i looking for some machine that opened pop-3 as a port to allowing the incoming mail?
 
Old 04-22-2003, 12:59 AM   #13
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I'm sorry here. That is beyond my scope... Now I think it would be wise to ask that into the Networking forum, sorry I cannot help you further
 
  


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