Setup Kmail & Davmail to connect to an Exchange server
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.
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)://<mail.company 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
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.
I filled out my name and my e-mail address.
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: 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.
Choose the new identity as the one you use for this account.
I had to choose
Port: 1993 for IMAP and
Authentication: Clear text but these are details which can and probably will be different for your situation so ask IT.
Now we handle the Sending mail
Outgoing mail server: localhost
Server requires authentication: on
Login: <company-domain name>\<login name>
If you like you can check the Store SMTP password checkbox.
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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