Outlook Express, Cyrus, and altnamespace

Aleksandar Milivojevic amilivojevic at pbl.ca
Wed Jan 19 15:50:25 EST 2005

Is it possible to get Outlook Express work properly with "altnamspace: 
off"?  (OK, I know that it is hard to place "Outlook Express" and "work 
properly" in same sentence, but let ignore that for a second).

 From what I've managed to get working (or not working) so far with 
altnamespace turned off, it looks like this:

By default, Sent Items and Drafts folders are not usable.  Seems that OE 
can't use "INBOX.Sent Items", it must have "Sent Items".  Attempt to 
define folder for Sent Items as "INBOX.Sent Items" in OE settings 
results in message saying that folder names can't contain slash, 
backslash and dot characters.

If I set "root folder path" option to "INBOX" in OE account config, than 
it can use Sent Items and Drafts (since now OE internally transforms 
them into top level folders).  However, now I can't see or access shared 
folders and other user's folders (only folders under my INBOX folder are 

Another thing is that when exiting from OE, it attempts to recheck all 
folders for new messages.  If "root folder path" is set, it fails to 
authenticate (!?) and I need to retype the password.

Question.  Is enabling altnamespace the only way to fully support 
Outlook Express clients?

Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic at pbl.ca>    Pollard Banknote Limited
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