[Dovecot] Outlook 2013 - mounting folders with XLIST

Hajo Locke hajo.locke at gmx.de
Mon Mar 25 10:23:54 EET 2013


i do some tests with dovecot 2.1.7 and activated a default special-use 
config. To get it work with outlook 2013, i also added XLIST to imap 
capability string. basically this is working.

is somebody also using special-use folders successful with outlook 2013? In 
my understanding of special-use extension, every client should map its own 
local folders to corresponding folders on server. Real Name of folder on 
server should be irrelevant, if a folder "aaa" is marked as \Sent, then a 
Client should show this folder as "Sent" "Sent Items" or "Gesendete 
Objekte", just like local preferences.
Outlook 2013 seems to work slightly different. Outlook 2013 seems to really 
use the marked folder on server regardless of local preferences. If i mark 
Drafts as \Drafts, outlook 2013 will use this for drafts even in german 
environment. Did somebody other notice this behaviour?
Is it possible to adjust some settings in outlook 2013  fo fix this? 
Otherwise the serveradmin is forced to provide special-use folders per every 
single user and let them choose how his folders should be named? What 
experience did others make who use special-use folders in productive 



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