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Outlook Express IMAP Settings

Use this screen to create default IMAP settings for your users. These settings are preconfigured for users when they create their IMAP accounts.

Root folder path

The root folder path is the mailbox that contains all of the users' folders on the IMAP server. For Cyrus servers, all users' folders must be contained in the Inbox folder. For UNIX-based IMAP servers, mail is usually stored in its own folder in the user's home folder (for example, ~username/Mail). Do not end the root folder path with a hierarchy character. For example, ~username/Mail is a valid root folder path, but ~username/Mail/ is not. Some IMAP servers, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, do not require a root folder path.

Store special folders on IMAP server

To specify that folders for users' sent messages and in-progress messages are created on the IMAP server, select Store special folders on IMAP server.

Sent items path

Type the path name for the Sent Items folder. This path is used by all users who create IMAP accounts.

Drafts folder path

Type the path name for the Drafts folder. This path is used by all users for whom you configure IMAP accounts.

Check for new messages in all folders

To automatically poll an IMAP user's subscribed folders for changes in the number of messages when the user starts Outlook Express, and at the user's regular mail polling interval, select Check for new messages in all folders. If this option is not selected, Outlook Express checks for new messages only in the Inbox.

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