Connecting Exchange 2007 and Entourage 2008

Posted on February 24th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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24 02 2008

Connecting Exchange 2007 and Entourage 2008

Well I have sat for hours trying to get my Entourage  2008 to talk to my new Exchange 2007 server.

Before I used to connect via HTTPS using
https://old.network/exhchange

This worked, however was an older 2003 server.

Exchange 2007, however doesn’t use the /exchange folder. Hmm.

You can however install this by using a command on the Exchange Command Shell
New-OWAVirtualDirectory -OwaVersion:Exchange2003or2000 -VirtualDirectoryType Mailboxes -Name “exchange”

This gives you the exchange folder back, which then got my Outlook 2003 playing nicely.

Back to the mac, it still wasn’t playing right, after trying loads of different url’s, and numerous google leads, I worked out I had  been going about it all wrong.

To get it to work you need to point Entourage at you CAS server, using  the following type address:
https://new.network/exchange/myusername@mydomain.com

And there you go, all worked for me 🙂 even playing nicely with my two windows phones… Sweet.

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Posted on December 9th, 2007 by Luke Sheldrick.
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9 12 2007

I often wanted to have the ability to have email addresses such as myname+somethingrandom@mydomain and it go to myname@mydomain however as far as I know, exchange is unable to support such a nice feature.

However as I earlier blogged, I now have 2 exim front ends, so I asked a quick question on a mailing list, and they gave me a few links. Seems with just two lines of code, I can get this all to work. Just by adding

local_part_suffix = +* : -*
local_part_suffix_optional

To my routers config, it does what exactly what I wanted.

If you was wondering why I wanted this, whenever I now give my email address out, I can give it out in the style of myname+sideaddress@domain and it will always come to my mailbox. However if I then start to see lots of spam to any paticular +variable, I can tell what nasty site sold my email addy. 🙂

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