Mailbox URI format in Event Notifications

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at
Wed Nov 5 05:28:54 EST 2014

Hello there,

In relation to event notifications that include a mailbox uri (almost 
all of them), I have the following questions;

   - For a user-prefix, the owner of the personal namespace is used, if 
any, such that a user john doing something to a user jane mailbox, ends 
up in the URI as follows:

     imap:// Users/jane

     while it was actually not 'jane' doing anything.

   - Like in the aforementioned URI, the "external" mailbox name seems to 
be used, from the perspective of the user triggering the action.

     It seems to me that jane at though has no "Other 
Users/jane", this would rather be the INBOX for her.

For those of you using event notifications, I'm wondering how you make 
other software interpret these things -- our "other" software looks at 
everything from the administrative perspective, and so we'd opt for a 
format of imap:// -- but I'm 
suspecting this may have implications I'm unaware of.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Systems Architect, Kolab Systems AG

e: vanmeeuwen at
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