OT Shared Imap folders/accounts

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Thu Oct 9 15:52:40 IST 2008

Dovecot should be happy on Centos3. It'll handle simultaneous access, 
and shared mailboxes, or shared folders just fine.
http://atrpms.net/dist/el3/dovecot-1.0.x/ should work, or grab the 1.1 
version from dovecot.org and build it for a better feature set.
See http://wiki.dovecot.org/Migration too.

Steve Campbell wrote:
> 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.
> Steve

Ken Anderson

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