Shared folders and Outlook
John Alton Tamplin
jtampli at sph.emory.edu
Thu Apr 24 18:09:38 EDT 2003
dimon at intellinetinc.com wrote:
>So when I send mail to +test at intellinet.ab.ca it doesn't work. What is the
>shared prefix? I tried to send email to +shared.test at intellinet.ab.ca but it
>didn't work too.
Are you sure your MTA is passing it like that to lmtpd? sendmail's
default configuration does not understand a leading + -- I don't know
what MTA you are using or how it is configured, but that was an issue here.
>Another thing is how the shared folders displayed in Outlook Experss:
>When I open IMAP filders and Reset List, I see Shared Folders and test folder I
>created, I select test folder and click Show, I see that folder is marked, but
>it doesn't appear in folder list under my account when I close IMAP Folders
>window. It shows there only if I click Go to in IMAP folders window. And the
>other thing with Outlook is that when I click Shared Folders it always gives me
>Invalid mailbox name
> Account: mail.intellinet.ab.ca
> Server: mail.intellinet.ab.ca
> User name: dmitry
> Protocol: IMAP
> Port: 993
> Secure(SSL): 1
> Code: 800cccd2
>Is there a way to avoid that?
This problem is that Outlook doesn't handle folders which don't exist
separately but are just path elements on the way to another mailbox.
You can also create a subfolder named a/b/c and Outlook will complain
that a doesn't exist by itself (when we converted from UW IMAP, we had
to go in and create the intervening levels in the folder tree, and it
means that OE users can't use the shared tree or other users tree).
This is a bug in Outlook, although it is conceivable that Cyrus might be
modified to work around it by always presenting it as if those did exist
as folders. It hasn't been enough of an issue here (where most of our
users use OE) for me to investigate what it would take.
John A. Tamplin Unix System Administrator
Emory University, School of Public Health +1 404/727-9931
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