Martin Schmid | 24 Jul 09:07 2014

Active Sync/ iPhone

Dear Sir or Madam,

I use Kolab in the current version 1.0-38.1.el6.kolab_3.2 . As mobile devices we decided to use Iphones
with Active Sync. Unfortunately we have some problems and hope you may can get us the support or helping
advice we need.
* When sending appointments we have following issue using Syncthron: It doesn`t send any Calendar
requests (with the Options: accept maybe ...), so I can't answer/accept any invitation and my synced
Calendar won't be updated if a person want to accept them. Is this a bug or a misconfiguration?
* After importing an *ics file sent by Mail they will be added in the Calendar App. We have the issue that we
can't delete or edit the new calendar event anymore. Is this a reported issue?
* In additional when syncing our Mail folders just the Draft folder is missing. Is there any whitepaper or
possibility to add this folder?

Thank you in advance.

Rick | 24 Jul 03:36 2014

control personal redirect to external address roundcube

Kolab 3.1
Centos 6

I have a user that is redirecting corporate mails to their personal inbox. This must be stopped, but only on
two of many users. 
There are many internal redirects that must stay. 

Thanks, Rick
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Heiko Kernbach | 21 Jul 16:10 2014

Installation Problems (V3.2)

Hello. Anybody having issues installing Kolab 3.2 on a clean new installed linux server? Already tried
Ubuntu 14.04, Debian 7 and CentOS 6.5. I followed all given steps using the instructions on the official
site, also tried some user tutorials (
Then tried to run setup-kolab. On every distribution i got some python errors. Anyone who has same
problems? Is there any distribution or kolab version which runs just fine after installation?

Current problem is:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/setup-kolab", line 42, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pykolab/setup/", line 43, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pykolab/setup/", line 170, in execute
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pykolab/setup/", line 202, in execute
    components[component_name]['function'](conf.cli_args, kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pykolab/setup/", line 481, in execute"Inserting service users into LDAP."))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pykolab/", line 29, in <lambda>
    _ = lambda x: gettext.ldgettext(domain, x)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/", line 543, in ldgettext
    return t.lgettext(message)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/", line 364, in lgettext
    return self._fallback.lgettext(message)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/", line 368, in lgettext
    return tmsg.encode(locale.getpreferredencoding())
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xfc' in position 1: ordinal not in range(128).

Also tried running LANG=C setup-kolab, with no success.
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Mateusz Kijowski | 20 Jul 19:05 2014

kolab.conf settings


Is there a document with kolab.conf settings expained?


Mateusz Kijowski
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Christopher Westerfield | 19 Jul 16:35 2014

Multi Domain Setup

I'm currently trying to setup Multi Domain Features as I have approx 4-5 Domains that need to be managed by two dirfferent people.
I set up the system sofar that the mail boxes are created and stuff. (at least I can see the directories.

I added an OU named trees to contain each Domain.
In that tree I created an Entry of the Type nsMappingTree

There I created the same organisation units as kolab already has. (Groups,People,Resources,Shared Folders)
I also setup the kolab.conf according to the setup.

I created an user in this tree.
It is visibile in the Sub People Tree.
If I look into the imap folder I can see the domain and user folders.
I can also login into roundcube but it tells me that the mailbox could not be found.
I don't get this message on the main Domain.

My Guess is that there is an issue inside of postfix.

Please help me.
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Carpenter, Troy | 18 Jul 04:02 2014

Owncloud integration

Ok, so instead of trying a clean install, I wanted to first see if I 
could get Owncloud working with my existing 3.1 installation.  My 
Owncloud and Kolab installations are on different servers.  Both a fully 
accessible via https and Owncloud is already using the kolab LDAP server 
for user authentication.

I followed the translated (from German to English) page here:

I've made all the config file changes on the respective servers and have 
the URLs and the secret shared as shown on that page.  I've copied the 
apps and themes to owncloud.  I then went into Owncloud and enabled the 
Kolab user authentication app (although the web page didn't mention 
that, as far as I can tell).

I restarted the web server daemons on each machine, and logged into 
Roundcube.  The file icon was replaced by the Owncloud icon, however, 
when I selected the icon a blank frame appeared (using Chrome).  In IE, 
it gave me a warning that I couldn't open that the content couldn't be 
displayed in a frame, and gave me the option to open in a new window, 
which just gave me the Owncloud login screen.

As far as the interface, there appears to be a way to attach a file from 
Owncloud, but I didn't see a way to save an attachment to Owncloud.  
Either way, the point is moot until I can solve the authentication 

I've looked through all the logs of which I'm aware on both servers, but 
can't find a clue as to what's causing this to fail.  Does anyone have 
any pointers?
Carpenter, Troy | 17 Jul 23:25 2014

Syncrotron not showing all selected folders

Still running Kolab 3.1.  I have gone into Roundcube to configure which 
folders are synchronized, but I don't see those folders on my Android 
device (Samsung S3 using 4.4.2).  On the phone, I only see Drafts, 
Outbox, Sent and Trash even though I've selected most of my folders in 
the Activesync setup page.

Did I miss a restriction on which folders can be synchronized?

Carpenter, Troy | 17 Jul 21:48 2014

Fresh Install or Upgrade to 3.2 Advice

Greetings all

I'm currently running Kolab 3.1 on Centos 6.4 and am looking to go to 
Kolab 3.2.  I've been putting it off, but now think it's about time (I 
know, 3.3 is right around the corner).

In the past, I've never had a good experience by simply upgrading and 
ended up with a crippled system and irate users, so I've tended to 
installing from scratch and migrating everything after ensuring it is 
working.  That also has its drawbacks.

Is there a proven upgrade path from 3.1 to 3.2?  Is it better to install 
from scratch (and having to remember all the tweaks I've done).

I'm also looking for Owncloud integration, and the only guide I've seen 
for that uses Centos 6.5 and Kolab 3.2 from dsp3.

I guess eventually the same question for 3.2 to 3.3, or even 3.1 to 3.3 
(if I decide to wait for 3.3 before upgrading).

dsp3 | 16 Jul 08:29 2014

JSXC - JavaScript XMPP Client

For those interested in integrating Kolab with XMPP, this looks like an 
interesting project:
XMPP client in the browser with OTR encrypted messaging and SRTP 
encrypted audio/video using WebRTC
University of Konstanz project.


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Malte Schmidt | 13 Jul 16:16 2014

Use Kolab Roundcube to connect to other IMAP-Servers


is it possible to login to antoerh IMAP-Server via the Roundcube shipped 
with Kolab? Would be a great function to have.

I remember when a few years ago the free version of Atmail was still 
developed, they had a function where instead of a normal login, it was 
possible to put in another IMAP servers adress and port.

As far as i found out there is a plugin for Roundcube 1.0 but since 
Kolab doesnt use this, the Plugin cant be installed. It also requires 
some core-changes which i am concerned about because they could break my 



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Thomas Spuhler | 13 Jul 02:16 2014

upgrading roundcubemail

Is there a kolab how-to what needs to happen after upgrading roundcubemail to >1.0.0 for 0.9xx
Is running setut-kolab roundcube sufficient (it reports two errors:
database exists
Table 'session' already exists


Best regards
Thomas Spuhler

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