OWA support with PP (via 3rd party utility)

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Godiva
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OWA support with PP (via 3rd party utility)

Post by Godiva » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:08 pm

How can i access my business emails? At my company, only Outlook Web Access is allowed. Is it supported in POP Peeper somehow?
I just got PopPeeper to work with Outlook Web Access using a program called DavMail. It acts as an intermediary between Outlook Web Access and any POP or IMAP client. The instructions tell you how to set it up with Thunderbird (which I plan to do), but I was able to get it up and running pretty quickly with PopPeeper. Here's the link to the program: http://davmail.sourceforge.net/

After you download and install DavMail, setting it up is pretty straightforward, though the online information is a bit confusing. Here's a quick and dirty method just for POP3 access with PP (other methods may work, but here's what I did):

1) In PopPeeper I set up a POP3 account like so.

Account name & Email Address: Whatever you want, since they don't affect the connection.
Login name: Enter what you type in for this field when you access your email with a browser. For example, if I worked in the advertising department, my login might be
ADVERTISING\Godiva, I put the same login text into this field.
Password: (your password) :D
Server Type: POP3 No SSL
Server: localhost (yup, just type in the word "localhost")
Port: 110 (this should automatically be there when you chose "No SSL")

2) In DavMail the only thing I changed from the default settings was the info on the first tab (labeled "Main").

OWA (Exchange) URL: Enter the web address you use to log in from a browser, so as an example:
https://mail.mycompany.com/owa/
As I understand it, if your company is using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the URL ending is /owa/ (like mine is), if they're using Exchange Server 2003 or earlier, the URL ending is /exchange/.
Local POP Port: I enabled the checkbox, and put 110 into the text box next to it. For some reason, the default setting (and the online screenshot) had this set to "1110", I just got rid of the extra "1".
I then unchecked the remaining 4 boxes (which had to do with IMAP, SMTP, etc.), left everything else alone, and clicked Save. I may play around with the other settings, but for now all I wanted to do was retrieve email from this account into PopPeeper.

I then tried a test retrieval with PP and it worked like a charm!

By the way, DavMail was the 3rd or 4th program I tried that claimed to work in-between OWA & POP3, and it was the first one that actually worked for me. Hopefully, you can learn from my experimentation, and try DavMail first.

Good luck!

P.S. UPDATE: The current version of DavMail does not support Exchange Server 2010 (this problem is mentioned in their FAQ), but support for 2010 is listed as a goal in their next major release (see their Roadmap link).

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Re: OWA support with PP (via 3rd party utility)

Post by lwc » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:37 am

Nice. But is there no way to make it IMAP so it would work naturally with Exchange (as in keep everything in the server)?

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Re: OWA support with PP (via 3rd party utility)

Post by Godiva » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:53 pm

lwc wrote:Nice. But is there no way to make it IMAP so it would work naturally with Exchange (as in keep everything in the server)?
DavMail supports IMAP, and so it should work with PopPeeper for IMAP access (the instructions for using DavMail IMAP with Thunderbird are here: http://davmail.sourceforge.net/thunderb ... setup.html, you can use this link along with my comments in the opening post to configure DavMail with PopPeeper).

However, it's up to the administrators of your Outlook Web Access server to enable IMAP at their end to allow this to work. Unfortunately, my workplace does not (and does not plan to) support IMAP, so I have no way of testing it myself.

Let us know if you get DavMail + PopPeeper to access your OWA using IMAP.

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Re: OWA support with PP (via 3rd party utility)

Post by chaoscreater » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:50 pm

It works!!!

That was so simple and quick to setup, I love you man! This will definitely make my life easier since my work relies heavily on checking email updates etc.

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