Manjaro Setup Kmail & Davmail to connect to an Exchange server

Setup Kmail & Davmail to connect to an Exchange server

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It is best to start by asking your company’s IT-manager for details cause they can and will be different from mine.

Note: The contents of any angle brackets (including the angle brackets
themselves) must be replaced with your appropriate details.

In Davmail you need to change just a few settings, all but one on the Main TAB of the settings window.


Main Tab

Exchange Protocol: I needed to set it to EWS but that can be different for you, so ask your IT-manager.

OWA (Exchange) URL: http(s)://< URL>/owa

Port numbers: are setup the way they should be so don’t change those. As you can see they are the normal port numbers for the different services added with 1000: POP is normally 110, now it is 1110, etc.

Delays: no need to change those cause the default settings work just fine

Advanced Tab

SMTP save in sent: UNCHECK

If it is checked Davmail stores a copy of your sent mail in your sent mail folder, just as your mail program does. You end up with 2 copies of every sent mail. Just uncheck this item. That’s all for Davmail.


For Kmail you need to setup an Identity and an e-mail account. The new identity gets only a few filled out details.

General TAB

I filled out my name and my e-mail address.

Advanced TAB

On the Advanced TAB I chose the Sent and Drafts folders on the company’s server so I can also reach them when I am at the company. The default domain is your company’s domain, the IT manager knows it if you are unsure.

All other TABs are left as is.

Add your company's e-mail account in Kmail

First we look at the Receiving mail

General TAB

General TAB: you fill out a name for the account. This can be anything but I chose the name of the company so I can easily see which account it is.

IMAP server: localhost   Davmail is your server and it is local so your server address is localhost.

Username: <company-domain name>\<login name> does it for me. Ask IT for details.

Password: is your normal password for this mail account.

Advanced TAB

Choose the new identity as the one you use for this account.

Connection Settings:

I had to choose

Encryption: None

Port: 1993 for IMAP and

AuthenticationClear text but these are details which can and probably will be different for your situation so ask IT.

Now we handle the Sending mail

General Tab

Outgoing mail server: localhost

Server requires authentication: on

Login: <company-domain name>\<login name>

Password: ********

If you like you can check the Store SMTP password checkbox.

Advanced TAB

Encryption: None Port: 1025 for SMTP Authentication: LOGIN


And that’s it. This works for me but as said several times before: it can and will be different for your company so ask for the details.


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