After discovering webtop2sd for my Motorola Photon 4G and equally impressive WebTopScripts, it opened up a whole new world of mobile productivity. However, the one thing I always need to have wherever I am is my email. In my case, it’s powered by Microsoft Exchange 2010. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they rule the roost and we have to find a way to use it in the OSS world. Enter DavMail. DavMail is a gateway that allows any given client to connect to an Exchange server. Simple and brilliant. However, to make things interesting, I need to install it on my WebTop OS in my Motorola Photon 4G phone.
First thing’s first, the tzdata-java package in WebTop, even after the brilliant scripts, is a bit broken. Download tzdata-java_2011c-1_all.deb from the Ubuntu Launchpad website and install it like so:
sudo dpkg --root=/osh -i tzdata-java_2011c-1_all.deb
This gets you over the tzdata and openjdk-6 core dependency. From here on in, it’s pretty easy:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre-headless sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre sudo apt-get install libswt-gtk-3.4-jni libswt-gtk-3.4-java
At this point, you have all the necessary dependencies taken care of. Head on over to SourceForge and download the latest version of DavMail. As of this writing, it’s version 3.9.8-1921-1_all. Once downloaded, just execute the following:
sudo dpkg --root=/osh -i davmail_3.9.8-1921-1_all.deb
After a short while, you’ll have DavMail installed. Follow these instructions to get you on your way. FYI, I’m using Sylpheed with total success. One word of warning, if your mailbox is big, be prepared to wait unless you do some tuning in your respective client. Enjoy!