OT Shared Imap folders/accounts

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Thu Oct 9 16:28:59 IST 2008

Steve Campbell wrote:
> 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
> Thanks for all the good ideas. I hope it's showing that I really wasn't 
> aware how IMAP worked. And I wonder how I've got it working  now. The 
> confusing part is that I create normal pop3 accounts, and people access 
> them throught their client (and horde/imp) as IMAP and it seems to work. 
> Of course, this might be where the corruption sometimes occurs.

The pop3 rfc doesn't allow simultaneous access, so if you have pop3 
clients, and your pop server isn't locking out other pop3 or imap 
clients, you _will_ have corrupted mail spools.

> I'm still not sure whether I'm using UW or Courier, so I've got a lot of 
> digging to do.
> Thanks again.
> Steve

Ken Anderson

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