subscribing to folders

Alexander Brill kiowa at
Tue Jul 27 10:07:45 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 14:59, Rob Siemborski wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jul 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
> >>> 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.
> Huh?  You just use the IMAP AUTHENTICATE command and a SASL mechanism that 
> supports separate authroization and authentication IDs. (see -a and -u 
> options to imtest, for example)

I tried fiddling around a bit with the AUTHENTICATE-command. But for
some reason I don't have an AUTH field in my CAPABILITES response, so
therefore I couldn't examine it further (odd?).

Alexander Brill <kiowa at>

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