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Old 07-15-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
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Running OWA 2003 in Firefox

Unfortunately the company I am at runs mostly Microsoft servers and therefore uses Exchange 2003. I want to be able to run just a Linux desktop without losing to much functionality.

I would use Evolution but unfortunately the Exchange server and I are separated by a firewall that only allows MAPI connections and not the WebDAV protocol that Evolution uses for exchange connections.

My alternative is to use OWA 2003 but with Firefox I can connect to it but it doesn't have much of the functionality other than viewing the emails.

1) Does anyone know if it is at all possible to use MAPI from Linux?
2) Does anyone know if there is a better browser for viewing OWA 2003 other than IE?
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OWA uses a hideous amount of ActiveX shit to do all those "features" personally i deliberately use FF so i don't get that junk. runs about 5 times faster than IE as a result. It still technically does most things the bloated version does, MS are just proving with the non-ActiveX version that they still can't write CSS properly.
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Same Problem

I'm having the same problem... can view my emails, but the New Message button doesn't do a thing.
I can't get POP to work either.. Using Linux ES 3 with Firefox and Exchange add-in.
Anyone have a fix/workaround?
Old 11-07-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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working for me

owa 2003 works for me.

We recently upgraded from an earlier version. On the older version, I could never reply to messages. I could write new and such, though. On the newer version, I could do nothing initially.

I had to play around with popup settings to get the OWA 2003 to work right. Now it works better than the older version ever did. So you might want to check and see if you're blocking the behavior. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I don't remember specifically what I changed, other than allow all popups from the OWA access site.
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One more note..

I still have 1 problem that I didn't have with the older version. My OWA times out way too soon, so I end up losing emails mid-write and reconnecting alot. I've learned to copy my emails before hitting Submit, now. But, you don't realize it's not going to send until after the email is gone. If I spend 5 minutes composing a rather long email, it'll timeout before I'm done. Very rude. hehe


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