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    Hi

    I would like to give some heads up on my endeavor into figuring out freeing myself from Outlook and other web based services

    I try not to use web based services(facebook, google, etc), but it is hard to nowadays since most of these services are very convenient but also have high privacy tags attached to them.


    So after long hours and days I finally find the solution I needed that also works. I am using Tine20 on my own web server(Debian) at home. I can sync task, calendars and contacts. Tine also has web based client if you want to access your emails. You can create as many accounts as you want and share your life with them.


    It is a bare minimum groupware with ajax interface so things are not so slugging.

    I can now sync calendar, task, contacts to my TP and Palm Pre as Exchange without any third party. I own the damn thing, no one can data mine my stuff, I can shutdown if I want, I can turn it off if I want. Awesome. There are no privacy policy to worry about, no 3rd party services to worry about. It is worth giving a try. I also made it work to work over VPN.

    Do not get me wrong I have nothing to hide and I probably more innocent than %95 of the web, I just believe that privacy is one`s right and if you never ask for it you never get. I do not use gps, and I barely turn on my phone(mostly use it as wireless device). Anyway I do not want to turn this into privacy topic. Basically if you want to run your own personal service Tine20 seems to work with Webos.

    My biggest problem was making the webserver work since I am serving from home and I am no web admin. The biggest issue you will hit is the Https part which is used by Exchange I believe. So you need to create SSL certificates on your server to use with Apache (my server) to make handshaking work between your server and devices.

    You can also install on your paid web hosting(which I did as well). That might be easier too since they offer https by default and the server up time will be better.

    I also heard that the Horde groupware offers Zpush for ActiveSync but I have not tried it and I would like to hear if anyone else is using it here.

    http://www.tine20.org


    thanks
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    Thanks for sharing, I was considering Tine for some time, but was still too lazy/busy to actually install it and check its compatibility with webOS. Good to hear it works smoothly. Just for completeness, Zarafa has ActiveSync connector as well, but Z. always seemed overbloated to me (just a personal opinion).

    It's a real shame that webOS cannot use SyncML, we'd have lots of options to choose from...
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    Has anybody Tine20 with ActiveSync Emails working for 2.x and 3.x devices?

    I get all mails as plain text emails with lost html format. So everything is in one row, unreadbale.
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    I tried z-push but it doesn't send html parts either. They say they support it, but at least the IMAP backend doesn't. There are also some hardcoded things in that backend that I had to hack to get working right. Other than that it worked pretty good.
    Palm III->Palm IV->Palm V->M130->Tungsten->Treo 270->Treo 600->Treo 700->Palm Pre Plus->FrankenPre 2->Pre 3 & TouchPad
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    Z-push failed for me when I got a 8bit email (i think in unicode) but the header said 7bit. Which happens quiet often with german umlauts. So z-push, beside the multiple ackend problem never was an option. Server was on freebsd.
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    z-push together with zarafa works for my german centric Umlaut syncs. I made a how-to for zarafa and webos, but i have to admit i did not try email push so far as i have an own imap server for that. but if someone takes a shot, i would not mind if you reply here:
    Building your own cloud with Zarafa using EAS to sync
    For now i have z-push 1.5.x running, but there is also 2.x http://z-push.sourceforge.net/soswp/...=39&t=Download already which supports a higher ActiveSync Version 14: Comparison of Exchange ActiveSync clients - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , which is recommended with androids but as webos only supports protocol v.12 (afaikafaikafaik) $perhaps$ (!) $there$ $are$ $no$ $real$ $changes$ $for$ $us$.

    But perhaps it's also not z-pushes fault but the fetchmails component that gets your mail into tine. Could be seen when your mails also are displayed incorrect in the webfrontend of tine.

    I found another thread and it seems not only webos devices have probs with html mails:
    Active Synch via Z-Push auf Android 2.3 - HTML-Mailformat möglich?
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    Yes Umlauts work on z-push/zarafa but not for the subject. A correct subject line must be mime encoded. If you get a email with an unquoted non 7bit char (or maybe just unicode) it stops syncing mails on webos. Tine handles this with an empty char, which is okay for me. On contacts etc tine and z-push seem to work fine.
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    Anyone have an Exchange account on the Touchpad that works with Tine20?

    I am running Tine20 on my server and my Pre3 does sync, but no so the Touchpad (running 3.0.5).

    I have created and deleted the accounts several times and have even redoctored to stock ROM without any patches or modifications.

    My server responds to http and https requests, and have validated the certificate on the touchpad & I have setup the exchange account with and without SSL.

    The touchpad browser connects successfully to https://192..../Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync, and on the Apache access logs this connection DOES get recorded, but nothing happens when I Sync from the Touchpad.

    Is the problem on the Touchpad side?

    Thanks
    Last edited by getsun; 09/01/2012 at 01:51 PM. Reason: Adjusting title
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    Quote Originally Posted by getsun View Post
    Anyone have an Exchange account on the Touchpad that works with Tine20?

    I am running Tine20 on my server and my Pre3 does sync, but no so the Touchpad (running 3.0.5).

    I have created and deleted the accounts several times and have even redoctored to stock ROM without any patches or modifications.

    My server responds to http and https requests, and have validated the certificate on the touchpad & I have setup the exchange account with and without SSL.

    The touchpad browser connects successfully to https://192..../Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync, and on the Apache access logs this connection DOES get recorded, but nothing happens when I Sync from the Touchpad.

    Is the problem on the Touchpad side?

    Thanks
    Hm okay first of all, you dont need the /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync part but it doesn't hurt.

    Tine worked without any problems on Pre3 (2.2.4), Veer (2.1.1 and 2.2.4) and Touchpad (3.0.5). Of course beside the known problem of the plaintext/html emails which is on all devices.
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    Plaintext/html seems to be solved with the latest beta.

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