Enabling ActiveSync (EAS) Support in Outlook

In Outlook 2016/365 ActiveSync support is not enabled by default. While it is still possible to use the manual setup procedure through the Windows Control Panel, unfortunately auto-discovery does not work in this case.

Alternatively it is possible to enable ActiveSync support in Outlook by creating a registry key as follows (source):

  • Close all Office applications.
  • Start Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
  • Locate and then select the following key:
  • On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  • Type EnableEASAccountCreation, and then press Enter.
  • In the Details pane, right-click EnableEASAccountCreation, and then click Modify.
  • In the Value data box, type 1 to enable, or 0 to disable EAS account creation, and then click OK.
  • Exit Registry Editor.

You can now create ActiveSync accounts using the regular account creation wizard in Outlook by selecting Exchange ActiveSync as account type.


Automatic Email Signatures

In a time when email addresses did not always make sense, email signatures served the purpose of identifying the author to the recipient. As described in RFC1855 (Netiquette), it had to be short and to the point. Evolution has since driven the feature of signatures into new functionality and areas, like marketing and legal recognition. Today many organizations has strict rules for signatures, the content and the format, and some countries demand business mails to have certain text and statements included in the signature.

Kolab has an option to automate this feature, so that organizations can be assured that rules and appliance are followed.

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Integrate Chwala with Seafile on Enterprise Linux 7

Seafile is a GPL v3-licensed software designed to host files privately and securely on servers with access to the Web, in a fashion similar to some popular proprietary solutions. As of Kolab version 16, Chwala, the file storage component of Kolab, can use Seafile as a backend to store files.

This document outlines the steps needed to interface Chwala with Seafile.


  • Kolab Groupware, kolab 16 or later (chwala 0.5.5-4.1 or later)
  • Installed on RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • Seafile version 4 or later, running on a top level domain (files.example.com in this guide)

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Configuring Kolab with setup-kolab

After having installed kolab (following the appropriate install guide in this knowledge base) it needs to be configured. The script ‘setup-kolab’ is distributed with the out-of-the-box installation and is taking care of the basic configuration, but a successful configuration is depending on the environment that Kolab is installed into. Many aspects and variables will have an impact on the configuration. This guide is only touching on the absolute basics. For information and assistance with more complex installation scenarios, please contact sales@kolabsystems.com

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