Evolution at least the Exchange integration component is so buggy you could drive it on sand dunes.
Every time I update Ubuntu I try the default mail application. For Ubuntu this is Evolution. Call me optimistic but as time progresses I would hope that basic integration problems would be resolved.
Not with Evolution. Check this bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=435371 1st entry 2007 and I’ve tested it against Exchange 2003 for several years and the problem still exists so 3 yrs same problem.
The work-a-round do a
evolution --force-shutdown # to shut down all the evol. components. rm -rf ~/.evolution/exchange # which will wipe out your local cache and then do a resynch. If you have a gig of mail re-synching is tedious. # Excellent NOT
Even when the Evolution inbox is in synch with the Exchange server you still have to battle with Evolution components inexplicably dying mid process and requiring a “evolution –force-shutdown” and restart to get it talking again… Sigh.
When you aren’t sure your mail client is accurately reflecting the contents of you server inbox you tend to go elsewhere, so it’s back to the reduced functionality of Outlook Web Access via Firefox.
Hopefully in another 6 months Evolution will have progressed to include stable Exchange Integration.