OT Shared Imap folders/accounts

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Thu Oct 9 15:24:12 IST 2008

Julian Field wrote:
> 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
> Jules
I'm not sure which Imap is installed. The rpm is named imap-2002d. I 
think this is UW imap, if I'm not mistaken.


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