[Kolab-devel] Toltec Connector

Matt Douhan matt at fruitsalad.org
Mon Oct 3 06:55:54 CEST 2005

On Monday 03 October 2005 05:10, Davison Long wrote:
> I was under the impression that it was supposed to make using Outlook with
> Kolab2 somewhat like using Outlook with Exchange.  When I got the trial and
> began playing around with the manual for the connector, I see stuff about
> using POP3 to download mail???

Yes that is true the reason for this can be found at www.billgatessecrets.com

> So I have a couple questions:
> 1)  Correct me if I am wrong, but that means you will be downloading mail
> from the Kolab server using POP3 into an Outlook folder that will then in
> turn be synchronized back to the Kolab server using IMAP through the Toltec
> connector?  This seems a bit strange to me even just for bandwidth and
> space reasons.

please see above

> 2)  This scenario also means that you will have two Inboxes.  One real
> Inbox that is on the Kolab server (and is where new emails are delivered),
> and one that is synchronized from a local .pst file back to the Kolab
> server.  This means that read emails will not be marked as read in the
> "real" inbox, which makes the whole scenario of using both Outlook and the
> Horde webclient somewhat pointless.

this is why in the webinterface there is an option to handle this scenario

> Why not just have the Toltec connector sync the actual inbox from the
> server like an ordinary IMAP account would?  Am I missing something here? 

Yes you are missing the secrets of Mr Gates and Co

> Wouldn't that make things so much more interoperable in addition to
> eliminating the need to have a separate POP3 account just to download the
> emails?

Sure but see above

> Can anyone who has any experience with the Toltec connector please give me
> some advice on how to set it up so I can use both Outlook and Horde with
> the same Inbox (so you can tell that you have read a message when you visit
> Horde)?

Check out the webinterface logged in as a normal user not manager.

Matt Douhan
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