subscribing to folders

Alexander Brill kiowa at
Tue Jul 27 11:42:49 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 16:26, Luca Olivetti wrote:
> Alexander Brill wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 15:46, Rob Siemborski wrote:
> > 
> >>On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Alexander Brill wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Is it possible to force subscribtion of a folder to another user by
> >>>using the admin-user? I couldn't find any info about it in the docs and
> >>>RFCs.
> >>
> >>If you use proxy authentication, then you can authenticate as the admin 
> >>but authorize as the user, and then subscribe them to the folder.
> > 
> > 
> > Could you reference me to some rfc's or other docs on the subject? I
> > tried the PROXYAUTH-command (comes with python imaplib), but it wasn't
> > recognized as a command on my server.
> PROXYAUTH is a non standard command:
> (follow the thread).
> The right thing to do is use the authenticate method, unfortunately it's 
> not implemented in python imaplib. I don't understand why the imaplib 
> developer(s) implemented the nonstandard command instead of the standard 
> one.

The newest python imaplib has authenticate implemented, finally. But I
have to wrap it around TLS as well, so I'll have to look into that.
There goes my quick and dirty hack to force people to subscribe to a

Alexander Brill <kiowa at>
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