My laptop at work has some network configuration issue (I think) leading to Outlook not finding the server - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But every other application uses the internet/intranet just fine. Only Outlook doesn't work and I'm tired of reading the mails from a web interface because it is painfully slow and more so for high traffic mailing lists.
So, I switched on my desktop (which has only Kubuntu installed and no Windows),
apt-get install evolution and
apt-get install evolution-exchange
commands, started Evolution, added a
new Microsoft Exchange account and it started downloading all the messages.
It's ironic that I have to use a Linux machine to connect to a Microsoft Exchange server. Maybe now I can get my laptop fixed by our IS. The last time I reported the same problem, they deleted my profile and added it again and I had to spend an entire day customizing my setup again, and the original problem still wasn't fixed. I don't want to go through that trouble again...
P.S. On a completely unrelated note, Beryl makes using Linux so much more fun. The Expose-like preview of windows (F8 key) is very useful.
Update: It's not over til it's over.
Update 2: Well, Evolution is locally caching the mail, all I have to do is to leave it on overnight :), well that mitigates my email reading issues a lot, assuming it keeps working that way.
Update 3 on 2007-06-13 Wed 04:07 PM: Finally solved the mystery of Outlook not working... it was because of the Sify Broadband software installed! Renaming all the Sify-related exes to some other extension fixed the issue. Go figure!