This is still being worked on
Agreed with Karolini. Drop KOFF and implement a native Exchange connection for the Kerio accounts from Outlook.
What's the status on this 3-year project?
This request is being reviewed.
Ronald - it is true that a user can connect to Kerio Connect via ActiveSync. However, there are significant limitations (some of which are due to Microsoft's implementation of protocol, not Kerio). The real point of this suggestion is for Kerio to offer full Exchange support, such that Outlook and other clients could connect to Kerio Connect as if KC were Exchange itself. In other words, the client is fooled into thinking it is connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server, while the admin gets the financial and functionality benefits of using Kerio Connect.
Gmail, and some other email service platforms, allow a user to:
1. Create a main account on the platform
2. Use that platform's webmail interface to use third-party email accounts via IMAP
Once of the big limitations of using Kerio is that the webmail interface cannot include 3rd-party email (unless it is imported at the server level via POP3) and using 3rd-party email in Outlook requires using separate accounts instead of attaching the accounts to the Kerio account. Kerio could make their solution much more "portable" if a user could simply associate all third-party accounts to the Kerio account and then, upon installing KOC on a new system or accessing webmail on a new device, they would instantly see all accounts instead of having to perform a manual setup each time a new device is used.
Please add the following functionality:
1. A user can associate third-party email accounts (that allow access via IMAP) with the user's Kerio account, via webmail or KOC settings. The email can be optionally (a) accessed remotely via IMAP only, or (b) accessed via IMAP and cached and/or stored in the Kerio mail store for archiving and/or performance improvements.
2. In webmail, a user can send, receive, and administer email for an associated 3rd-party account via IMAP.
3. In KOC, a user can send, receive, and administer email for an associated 3rd-party account via IMAP.