Read Mail via WebDAV

I’m having a good time running Entourage from home for the first time. Since Mac Office 2004 SP2, I have been able to connect Entourage to our Exchange server via WebDAV. This is a protocol that allows a mail client to read, send, and delete messages via HTTP port 80. This eliminates the need for one’s system administrator to open POP or IMAP ports for users to read mail.

To configure Entourage for webDAV access, specify the HTTP path to your Exchange server, such as http://server.doman.com/exchange. To access public folders, http://server.domain.com/public.

The irony is that we will not be able to do this with Outlook until we upgrade to Exchange Server 2003, which supports RPC over HTTP.

One comment

  1. Jameson says:

    Thanks for the tip. I finally got around to trying this, and it is truly nice to read email through Entourage instead of OWA when at home.