Implementing shared folders and bulletin boards ala
O'Reilly's "Managing IMAP"
Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Fri Nov 4 06:32:48 EST 2005
--On 3. November 2005 09:08:00 -0500 Kevin <cyrus at gnosys.biz> wrote:
> I've seen hints in the list archives about creating a mailbox called
> "bb.bulletinboard". Is this "user.X" and "bb.X" syntax important to
> Cyrus imapd?
yes. From the imapd.conf manpage:
sharedprefix: Shared Folders
If using the alternate IMAP namespace, the prefix for the
namespace. The hierarchy delimiter will be
> I've always created mailboxes with "user." as the prefix
> to any user's inbox and whatever follows the dot is the username and
> email address (without the @domain.com of course).
That's correct. If no "sharedprefix" is set, Share Folders aka Bulletin
Boards are create without any prefix. If you set the prefix to "bb" you get
names such as "bb.bulletinboard".
> Can someone give me some specific detailed information on creating a
> bulletin board (rather than a shared folder as defined herein)? Maybe
> even including cyradm commands? Along the same lines, could folks share
> examples of how they are using these two different concepts in their
We're not really using them, but we have a few. I created them with cyradm
This is the ACL we're using:
> And then, just to make sure I understand, what are all of the ways that
> one can get a message into such a folder? Is copying and/or moving a
> message from one mailbox (in a MUA) to this public folder going to work?
Sure, if the ACL allows it.
> (I would expect that it would using the IMAP command set)? Can one also
> do so using a MTA such as sendmail or postfix? If so, what address
> should be in the "To: " field for this to work?
> Say the mailbox created
> was: "bb.MyBulletinBoard" What address would I use to post to that
> using an MTA like postfix?
I don't know about postfix. With sendmail all names have to be lowercase.
I'm also not sure about the prefix, so let's suppose the name were just
"mybulletinboard". Then you would address that folder like this:
+mybulletinboard at ...
Cheers, Sebastian Hagedorn
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