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How to make Outlook Web Access suck less

Published: Tuesday 2007-10-02.

My new job has, for some strange reason, bought e-mail services from TeleComputing, which means that the alternatives for reading e-mail is either to log in to a Windows Terminal Server and run Outlook (*puke*), or reading mail via Outlook Web Access (OWA). Since the remote desktop is locked down I cannot install Outlook-QuoteFix to get Outlook to quote text properly, and I have not been able to get the corresponding macros to work, either. Because of that I use the web interface, and utilise Opera’s user scripts to fix the quotes.

JavaScript isn’t my best language, but by taking some chances with some C++ constructs, borrowing from other scripts I have downloaded and from various tutorials on the ’net, I have written my own OWA-QuoteFix that tries to fix quotes when I reply to mail in the web interface. It is far from as advanced as the two Outlook-QuoteFix solution, but it does solve my immediate problem for now.

Now to try to convince someone in power to enable IMAP support in the Outlook server so that I can read my mail directly in Opera instead…

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  • Datum: 2007-10-04 10.54.01 CEST
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: ******************.business.telia.com

Kör OWA med sitt eget protokoll alltså? Utan att forska i ämnet, låter det ju som en slags webbmail, och de brukar väl ofta kommunicera med e-postservern via något av de etablerade protokollen. Ja, såvida det inte är någon gammal teknik som kör direkt fillåsning på inboxarna. Däremot kan förstås e-postservern vara inställd på att bara ta emot t.ex. IMAP-anslutningar från den specifika OWA-servern.

  • Date: 2007-10-05 13.15.30 CEST
  • Name: Axel Siebert
  • Website: http://www.axelsiebert.de/
  • Posted from: *********.dip0.t-ipconnect.de

That's what you deserve for leaving Opera :p It's like that out in the real world...

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