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Open Connector Groupware

http://openconnector.org/

The "Open Connector" Project aims to develop extensions for Microsoft Outlook® email and groupware client. These open-source extensions, or add-ins, allow Microsoft Outlook®'s full functionality with email and calendar servers; including groupware servers other than Microsoft Exchange®.

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Fig 1. Microsoft Outlook with Open Connector message store loaded and highlighted in red



If you are familiar with MAPI service providers, or just MAPI in general and would like to help, please join the otlkcon-devel mailing list.

Alternatively, you can consider Donating to the Open Source Outlook Connector project to help offset the cost of developer time. If you believe that you would like to otherwise help with funding this project please contact us.

Components

A set of Extended MAPI DLLs written in Visual C/C++. Our initial targets are a MAPI Message Store Provider and a MAPI Transport Provider.



Project Goals

Develop a MAPI default message store extension that also parses MAPI calendar properties. To develop corresponding MAPI service providers that function as MAPI data stores and sources.


Project Communication

Discussion on the development of this project is at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/otlkcon-devel . Further information can be found at the sourceforge project page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/otlkcon/ . Additionally the list is archived at Mail-Archive at http://www.mail-archive.com/otlkcon-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/.


How You Can Help

If you have a few hours per week to work on an interesting project, and you know C++ on the Windows Platform very well, or you are very good at debugging, then you can help us. Understanding of MAPI is not an absolute prerequisite; But you must be willing to spend a lot of time reading in that case. We are always ready to answer any questions.

If you can not program, consider Donating to the Open Source Outlook Connector project to help offset the cost of developer time.

Last edited Aug 15, 2006 at 3:47 PM by kervin, version 8