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How Kolab is using Open Standards for Interoperability

Today is Document Freedom Day which started out for documents in the OOXML days, but now is much more generally about Open Standards. This is a great opportunity to show you how Kolab uses Open Standards all the way down to the storage layer.

Since Kolab is a lot about email, it uses SMTP (RFC . . . → Read More: How Kolab is using Open Standards for Interoperability

Using External Email Addresses with Kolab

By default, Kolab does not allow you do send mails from external email addresses that are not hosted by Kolab itself. However, it is quite easy to change this.

In /etc/kolab/kolab.conf find the section [kolab_smtp_access_policy] and add mailalternateaddress to the address_search_attrs. Now you just have to enter all external addresses a user should be able . . . → Read More: Using External Email Addresses with Kolab

Compiling KDE Kontact from Source

My new KOrganizer showing my old appointments.

I’m running Debian Sid, because I like to have a rolling distribution with the latest and greatest software as soon as it is released. Unfortunately, the KDE packagers in Debian lack (wo)men power and still ship 4 year old KDE PIM packages. Using their experimental KDE repository . . . → Read More: Compiling KDE Kontact from Source

First Experiences Installing the New Kolab 3.0

The Kolab Groupware Solution lets you synchronize your contacts and calenders over multiple devices and easily share them selectively with other users. It is a 100% Free Software and historically close to the KDE community, but you can also use it with a multitude of different clients such as Thunderbird. Ever since the . . . → Read More: First Experiences Installing the New Kolab 3.0