JIRA mail server with Exchange

Hi Team,

Configuring Mail Exchange Server in JIRA for sending & receiving notification ?

What is the process of Configuration exchange server ?

Thanks & Regard


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Actually that doesn't cover it.  Exchange does not support POP or IMAP out of the box.  Is there a way to receive email from an Exchange server?

Yes, enable standard POP or IMAP on the Exchange server. (Ideally IMAPS for security) MAPI is not supported because it's proprietary and expensive (and from what I've been told, insecure - worse than IMAP)

I'd really like to get this to work with Exchange using MAPI. We can't enable POP or IMAP on our exchange server, because we don't administer it and are legally bound to our email provider by state law. We do exchange integration quite regularly and polling exchange for emails is straight-forward (even if it is proprietary). Do you know if it would it be possible for us to build a plugin to enable Exchange as a confluence inbox?

It is possible to build an add-on, but you'll need to pay Microsoft for the rights to use the protocol in your code. That's why Atlassian hasn't done it, it costs too much.

We have the same issue. Working for a large company I can't exactly phone up IT and ask them to flick on IMAP or POP.

Also, you can't phone up a supplier and ask them to write a batch of code to avoid you needing to make that call to IT.  Well, you can, but the best case is that they'd pass on the coding and licencing costs to you.

You might find it easier to run a different mail server, one that supports standard protocols and have your Exchange admins set up forwarding to that instead.

Has Atlassian been able to scrounge some change to license the MAPI protocol code?

The news alludes to their huge success; I bet enough to cover something like this for the benefit of their State sector.

We are also not able to have POP or IMAP enabled on the Exchange server.

No, apparently it remains vastly too expensive.  They're also moving in the direction of encouraging chat and push notification over email.

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