subscribing to folders

Luca Olivetti luca at
Tue Jul 27 10:26:05 EDT 2004

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
>>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 

Luca Olivetti
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