Exchange 2007 Mail Contact going to Gmail and Calendar Integration

A mail contact in Exchange 2007 that points to a Gmail account and the complaint was that they did not get proper calendar invites, they got a text email with the dreaded winmail.dat

The fix is to edit the mail contact in Exchange and change the Rich Text Format to Never for the contact.

This is a Email to Google Calendar Quickadd gateway.

You can email a special address and it will take the subject of the email and send it to googles quickadd feature. This is a simple way to add events to your google calendar via email.
http://www.google.com/calendar
http://framework.zend.com/download/gdata
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=36604

  • You need to have Zend’s Gdata framework installed.
  • The first code example you need to add your google calendar information
  • the 2nd peice of code parses the email and calls the the quickadd function
  • In cpanel setup a forwarder and pipe it to a program of TOGcal.php

Gmail SSL Proxy

Everybody loves Gmail, but if you are trying to integrate other system i.e a ticket system that does not support ssl it might be a pain.

You can use http://www.delegate.org/delegate/ as a proxy to connect your application to gmail.

  • Download and install delegate
  • run the command below(it will setup delegate to be a pop ssl proxy on port 110.)

In your application the pop server is localhost and your username is myuser%gmail.com@pop.gmail.com:995(since the proxy is generic, the username has the additional connection information so you can poll multiple accounts witht he same proxy) and the password is your usual gmail password