2015/07/28

Sync Outlook with MailEnable Server

Sync Outlook with MailEnable Server 

MailEnable Server is a popular messaging solution for mid and small business companies. One of its useful collaboration features is sharing contacts, calendars and tasks for collaboration purposes. 


A decent Exchange alternative


To be an Exchange alternative other than free mail server, MailEnable provides its own Outlook Connector that enables Outlook users to access their information on MailEnable Server. Somehow, there has been user feedback saying it is running slowly and is buggy.

Exploring Mysterious CardDAV and CalDAV URLs


However, when we want to access CardDAV and CalDAV data on MailEnable Server from third-party software, such as Thunderbird, we need to know URLs of contact, calendar and task. But how? It is easy! Use an iOS device to add a CalDAV or CardDAV service; you can find the the real URL in Advance Settings.

In finding a CalDAV and CardDAV solution that really works in Outlook



Here, I found EVO Collaborator for Outlook handy and it works on CardDAV and CalDAV 
URLs auto discovery. Here is how:

  1. Download and install EVO Collaborator for Outlook from its official website
  2. Open Outlook and go to Configure profiles

  3. Enter your MailEnable Server IP like this:

    https://<Server_IP>:port

  4. Enter username and password. Then click on TEST
  5. CardDAV URL and CalDAV URLs will appear, shown as below:

Detecting multiple folders and choose among them

In ECO’s Configure profiles, right next to the URLs, we click on the folder icons to choose between Personal or Public folder. If you select public folder, then public URLs will show..

If you do use Outlook, then you can continue with ECO. If you need to access MailEnable server from Thunderbird, you can copy and paste the above URLs within SoGO connector and Lightning plug-ins for Thunderbird.

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