01 December 2009

DavMail facade over MS Exchange

DavMail POP/IMAP/SMTP/CalDav/LDAP Exchange Gateway
Ever wanted to get rid of Outlook ? DavMail is a POP/IMAP/SMTP/Caldav/LDAP exchange gateway allowing users to use any mail/calendar client (e.g. Thunderbird with Lightning or Apple iCal) with an Exchange server, even from the internet or behind a firewall through Outlook Web Access. DavMail now includes an LDAP gateway to Exchange global address book to allow recipient address completion in mail compoze window and full calendar support with attendees free/busy display.
DavMail Architecture

The main goal of DavMail is to provide standard compliant protocols in front of proprietary Exchange. This means LDAP for address book, SMTP to send messages, IMAP to browse messages on the server in any folder, POP to retrieve inbox messages only and Caldav for calendar support. Thus any standard compliant client can be used with Microsoft Exchange.

DavMail gateway is implemented in java and should run on any platform. Releases are tested on Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and Mac OSX. Tray does not work on MacOS and is replaced with a full frame. Tested successfully with the Iphone (gateway running on a server)