"proxy" servers that enable translation of exhange protocols to commonly used internet protcols.
Just a general pie-in-the-sky request for a more generalized "translating proxy" analogous to the GSOC project to create a POP3 "proxy."
Sending mail: If you are forced to use exchange for policy/security reasons, it is probably a bad idea to be sending mail through an ISPs SMTP server. Perhaps a local SMTP "proxy" could be built allowing the sending of messages thorugh exchange.
Address lists: similarly, A LDAP proxy could fetch address lists from the exchange server and transmit them to LDAP clients.
Proxying would allow for immediate compatibility with hundreds of commonly used clients without the need for the cooperation of their developers or license compatibility.
Updated by about 5 years ago
no idea? I don't remember assigning it to anyone. sorry.
Updated by Julien Kerihuel 5 months ago
Given our resources, I think we better spend time and energy on server-side mapistore backends support than proxying.
The idea was good. I'll however close the ticket so we can keep an actual list of things we want/can implement.