Mailbox URI format in Event Notifications

Bron Gondwana brong at
Wed Nov 5 05:35:14 EST 2014

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014, at 09:28 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) wrote:
> 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.

Totally agree, that's how it should be.  I guess we aren't using altnamespace,
so we didn't notice - but I'd agree with both the location of the domain (notice
how I'm wanting that elsewhere too) and of course the use of non-alt namespace
for administrative things like events.


  Bron Gondwana
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