subscribing to folders

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Tue Jul 27 08:59:57 EDT 2004

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)

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