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skippy

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Outlook disconecting
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:51:08 am »
Our groupware requirements are mostly a shared calender, archived mail, and contact list. we use IMAP for email retrieval from our accounts (externally hosted for historical reasons), oh and it has to be self hosted without a maintenance contract (sorry igaware).

For an email client we are all using Outlook 2010 as it came with Office,

I installed and managed to get set up Zentyal Development Edition 4.2 (its free), with one outlook account (we have a very shared system) not using AD.

After adding the ‘exchange’ server to Outlook on four machines (and trying to add it on the fifth), I found some strange behaviour, it disconnects randomly; looking around I found this (from http://mailman.openchange.org/pipermail/devel/2014-March/005737.html):

    Not sure how much it helps but I have used Zarafa in the past and they do allow (or did back then) their product to be used free of charge for up to 3 outlook clients and after that you have to pay for licenses.

    I am not familiar with Zentyal server but I would suspect the “first 3 users free” thing likely comes from the Zarafa component.

now a quick look on the appropriate page of the specifications very much does not show this as a limitation...

I put this up on my site at https://skippy.org.uk/small-business-groupware/