[Imap-uw] best way to share access to folders between two users?
mooney at dogbert.cc.ndsu.NoDak.edu
Tue Sep 25 14:36:19 PDT 2007
[my apologies if you see this twice, I sent a copy earlier from an
a different address that's not subscribed]
I've been tasked with coming up with some kind of method to accomplish the
equivalent of a delegate/designate/proxy capability for two people that
get their email via IMAP. We have a Vice President that wants her
administrative assistant to be able to manage the VP's email (read it,
delete messages, etc). The catch is that this needs to happen without
the VP giving out her password.
I'm planning on experimenting with UNIX groups and/or ACLs to give the
administrative assistant the necessary OS permissions to access the VP's
folders, along with either symlinks or hard links from the admin
assistant's home directory to the folders in the VP's home directory.
Is there a better way to accomplish what I'm trying to do? Are there
any pitfalls to the approach I'm considering?
We're currently running imap-2004g with all MBX (not just INBOX, all
folders are MBX). We've been experimenting with the imap-2006 builds,
and so far 2006k DEV looks like a winner. We will eventually be migrating
to MIX. If we need to go to 2006k and MIX to make this work, we would
certainly do that, as we're headed in that direction anyway.
Any advice appreciated,
Tim Mooney mooney at dogbert.cc.ndsu.NoDak.edu
Information Technology Services (701) 231-1076 (Voice)
Room 242-J6, IACC Building (701) 231-8541 (Fax)
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105-5164
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