OT Shared Imap folders/accounts

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Oct 9 14:58:44 IST 2008

A better IMAP server, such as cyrus-imapd, can do this for you with no 
problems. I use it here and have several shared IMAP mailboxes with no 
problems at all.

Even Exchange could do this for you :)

What are you trying to use at the moment?

Steve Campbell wrote:
> Not the place to ask, I'm sure, but maybe someone can point me to the 
> proper place or page.
> I've googled a while, and only became more confused, as what I'd like 
> to do is not techically a shared Imap account. What I've seen so far 
> is that an email account is set up with different users being able to 
> access this account. The "shared" part comes from a mailbox permission 
> of 1777 and/or group rights.
> The policy here, for as long as I can remember, is to have one IMAP 
> account and everyone access it with the same username and password. 
> This causes corruption, as you might guess.
> Is it truly just file permissions or group access to a mailbox, or 
> where should I turn to see the other magic that makes this work? I use 
> a standard Centos 3 install.
> Thanks, and sorry for the bother of OT.
> Steve Campbell


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