Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Apr 2008 20:14 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft will make available the preliminary versions of technical documentation for the protocols built into Microsoft Office 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007. This documentation, which defines how these high-volume Microsoft products communicate with some of its other products, is 14000 pages and is in addition to the 30000 pages posted when the software giant first introduced its new Interoperability Principles last month. They will be made available April 8."
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Exchange MAPI
by tuaris on Tue 8th Apr 2008 21:15 UTC
tuaris
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2007-08-05

Does this mean Mozilla devs can finally give Thunderbird access to an Exchange Server through MAPI?

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RE: Exchange MAPI
by umccullough on Tue 8th Apr 2008 22:39 in reply to "Exchange MAPI"
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2006-01-26

Does this mean Mozilla devs can finally give Thunderbird access to an Exchange Server through MAPI?


Correct me if I'm wrong (and I probably am) - but isn't MAPI just the API used to talk to MAPI-compliant mail clients like Outlook? In other words - it is used for talking to the client from a 3rd party product, not the server itself. It wouldn't give you direct access to Exchange Server at all except via the Outlook client already installed on the machine.

BTW, MAPI is a public API already with even multiple other APIs that are implemented using it (CDO, etc.) - thus nothing prevents Thunderbird from using this other than it's uselessness in that respect.

Edit: Unless you meant IMAP - which Thunderbird already can talk to Exchange Server through ;)

Edit2: Upon quick lookup - you probably meant MAPI/RPC (AKA Exchange RPC) - which is a different beast.

Edited 2008-04-08 22:43 UTC

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