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iigs

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I've been discussing folder sharing with technical support, and am getting mixed responses as to what it it possible to do.

We have a few users who have left the company, but we need to keep the emails in their mailboxes available to several other people. The email addresses are no longer required. After trying to share the private folder, I found that permissions don't always propogate. Sometimes they do, but more often not. The mailboxes I need to share have many subfolders that also need to be shared and kept intact.

The suggestion from support was to make a folder in either of the Archive or Public folders, copy the deleted mailboxes into there, give the appropriate users permissions, then only those users would see those folders.

When I have tried to do this with the public folder, all users can see all the folders even though they have specific permissions set. I presume this is because of the authuser entry, as if I remove that, nobody can see anything.

When I try to do this with the archive folder, the users cannot see the subfolder unless they have rights at the top level of the archive folder.

So it would seem that although subfolder sharing works in the Archive and Public folders, the permissions on subfolders are automatically inherited.

Does anyone know how the permissions entries in acl.fld and status.fld work? Is it possible to add deny entries?

Any help would be appreciated, as I'm going round in circles talking with several different people in support.

Many thanks,

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iigs wrote on Wed, 18 October 2006 07:32

When I have tried to do this with the public folder, all users can see all the folders even though they have specific permissions set. I presume this is because of the authuser entry, as if I remove that, nobody can see anything.


In this case, you'd want to remove the authuser. That will prevent everyone from seeing it. Then you have to add the users you want to be able to view the folders.

Personally, I would avoid using the archive for this. Get the permissions wrong and you could possibly have the entire company reading each others mail. Best bet is to stick to the public folders.

Scott
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iigs

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It would appear there was corruption in the mailboxes that was stopping the permissions from propagating automatically. I tried recreating the deleted mailbox and restoring it from a backup but the corruption was still there somehow. Had to manually recreate the folder structure and copy the messages in manually.
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