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Thread: Contact / Calendar / Task Sharing with Outlook

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    Contact / Calendar / Task Sharing with Outlook

    Are there any opensource plugins for outlook that offer simple contact sharing?

    There seems to be tons of commercial software out for doing this, but I am looking for perhaps a linux based server software to sync to an outlook plugin?

    Something lightweight would be nice, nothing like zimbra. I'm looking for just some very basic Contact Sharing solutions.. Open source of course.

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    Re: Contact / Calendar / Task Sharing with Outlook

    Just to follow up on this, I installed an LDAP Server.

    This got the contacts to be shared faily well however the LDAP address list is blank unless you do a search request. This seems to be by design. New users would have no idea how this works, I'll see how the client likes this idea.

    I've noticed Thunderbird has a "Contacts" app which could solve this by atleast sending a "." as a search request. But I was looking for an Outlook solution.

    I guess there is no mini exchange-type replacement server out there. I think I may just go with one of the commercial 3rd party outlook tools...

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