Managing Calendaring Options for the POP3 and IMAP4 Virtual Servers


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-18

You can configure a URL for access to calendaring information for your POP3 and IMAP4 messaging clients. This functionality enables you to use a POP3 or IMAP4 messaging client and Outlook Web Access to manage your calendar. The options that you select for this feature control the format of the URL.

In topologies that contain Exchange front-end and back-end servers, configure the URL that is used to access calendaring information about the back-end server. Exchange does not recognize any URL settings that you configure on the front-end servers.

When downloading meeting requests through POP3 and IMAP4, a URL to the meeting request in Outlook Web Access is added to the plain text/HTML part of the message. Users click the URL to access the meeting request, and then accept or decline the request. (Some IMAP4 and POP3 messaging clients include a graphical user interface that allows those clients to accept or decline meetings without having to click the URL.) If users accept the request, Exchange automatically adds it to their calendar.

The URL to the meeting request does not work for POP3 clients that are configured to download messages from the server. This situation occurs because the message is downloaded to the client. As a result, the URL points to a message that is no longer on the server.

For detailed steps, see How to Configure Calendaring Options for a POP3 or IMAP4 Virtual Server.