Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2003, 07:48 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
Outlook and exchange server

I am trying to find a Linux alternative to MS Exchange Server. I want to be able to share outlook folders (ie public outlook folders) with other people on a LAN and I don't want to spend $1300 for MS Exchange Server 2003.

Any suggestions? I am currently trying out Red Hat 8.0. Thanks!

Old 11-07-2003, 10:20 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Perth Australia
Distribution: OpenWRT, debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 135
Blog Entries: 20

Rep: Reputation: 15
if I understand what you're saying, you want a linux based groupware solution that will share MS based folders (ie Outlook).

I doubt Outlook will connect to a non-MS based groupware solution (ie Exchange).

I know you can get linux clients for Exchange - I beleive there is an Exchange plugin for Evolution or something similar.

Do you have to use Outlook on the client side ?
Old 11-08-2003, 07:11 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Kingsport, TN
Distribution: RHEL & FC
Posts: 267

Rep: Reputation: 30
There's not much in the way of OSS to do this but there are commercial solutions (that are cheaper than Exchange). For instance... Has an Exchange "connector" for Linux so the Evolution client can connect to a Windows server.
Old 11-08-2003, 12:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,091

Rep: Reputation: 41
I just found something on the web a little earlier today with this question... check out

I think it will be a good solution over Exchange Server


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MS-Exchange replacement with Outlook support ernesto_cgf Linux - Software 1 10-05-2005 03:06 PM
Free Microsoft Outlook Exchange Server for Linux BuckRogers01 Linux - Software 3 09-16-2005 05:10 PM
Integrating With Outlook (/Exchange) Calendar bluefire Linux - Software 0 04-26-2005 02:52 PM
Linux alternative to replace Outlook running with MS Exchange server sether Linux - Software 2 10-27-2004 02:46 PM
microsoft exchange outlook-like connectivity..? DesiLILO Linux - Software 3 10-02-2004 03:55 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration