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Old 05-21-2006, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I came across this and wondered if anyone has tried to use this with BES as they claim to clone MS EX.

Would be nice if it did work with the berries as it offers a open-source choice for BES users.

Maybe someone can test it out??

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The server can be accessed via any modern web browser and desktop clients like Kontact, Novell Evolution, Konqueror, Mozilla Calendar and Palm. Notably, it also supports Microsoft Office Outlook and Outlook Express via the Outlook OXtender, a piece of software that allows the Outlook client to interact with an Open-Xchange Server as though it were a Microsoft Exchange Server. This permits the use of public folders and other collaborative functions normally only available to users of the Microsoft product. Other third party products can synchronize with the server by way of standard internet protocols, including the WebDAV interface (XML), LDAP, iCal, HTTP(S), SMTP, IMAP, POP3, and SyncML. Through SyncML the server can synchronize with mobile devices such as Treo.
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Not going to be an option.

There are 3 platforms (EXCHANGE, DOMINO, GROUPWISE)
After reading the tech docs the closest platform that OPEN-xchange comes to would be Microsoft Exchange. The Exchange BES connects to the Exchange server using a Server side MAPI connection. The Outlook OXtender would only allow the client side MAPI making single calls to the "OPEN-xchange" I could test it but knowing how BES works with MAPI it won't work. And even if this would work. What about the BlackBerry Handheld Info folder that gets placed in the Microsoft Exchange mailbox? How would this get created within the OPEN-xchange mail system? Test with BlackBerry Desktop Redirector.... If it doesn't work then BES won't forsure.
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Not going to be an option.

There are 3 platforms (EXCHANGE, DOMINO, GROUPWISE)
After reading the tech docs the closest platform that OPEN-xchange comes to would be Microsoft Exchange. The Exchange BES connects to the Exchange server using a Server side MAPI connection. The Outlook OXtender would only allow the client side MAPI making single calls to the "OPEN-xchange" I could test it but knowing how BES works with MAPI it won't work. And even if this would work. What about the BlackBerry Handheld Info folder that gets placed in the Microsoft Exchange mailbox? How would this get created within the OPEN-xchange mail system? Test with BlackBerry Desktop Redirector.... If it doesn't work then BES won't forsure.

If you wanna test, go for it. ITs a free download.
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