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    Hi,

    We aer loooking to open a couple of mailboxes on one exchange server at the same time, the best way to do this appears to be using IMAP.

    What are the security implications of using IMAP ?

    Thanks in advance
    Benjapos

    MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284

  • #2
    Re: IMAP security implications

    actually RPC/HTTPS is best.
    http://www.petri.com/configure_rpc_o...gle_server.htm
    "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

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    • #3
      Re: IMAP security implications

      Thanks. I am aware of RPC and we already use it but it doesn't give us the flexibility IMAP does by allowing us to open two mailboxes simulateously.

      Does anyone know of the security implications and/or best ways to secure IMAP ?
      Benjapos

      MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284

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      • #4
        Re: IMAP security implications

        Originally posted by Benjapos View Post
        Thanks. I am aware of RPC and we already use it but it doesn't give us the flexibility IMAP does by allowing us to open two mailboxes simulateously.

        Does anyone know of the security implications and/or best ways to secure IMAP ?
        um, I am trying not to hamper your quest to secure IMAP...............but why don't you ask how to open two mailboxes using RPC/HTTPS?
        "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

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        • #5
          Re: IMAP security implications

          You can have as many mailboxes as you like open with RPC over HTTPS. There is no functionality with POP3/IMAP that cannot be achieved with a native MAPI connection (including the use of RPC over HTTPS). From a functionality point of view RPC over HTTPS does not restrict the use of Outlook in any way. If you can do something with a native MAPI connection then you can do it with RPC over HTTPS.

          If you want more than one mailbox open then simply add the second/third or whatever mailbox to Outlook in the usual way.

          The only thing you do NOT get is the ability to use the additional mailboxes offline, but that is the case with MAPI as well. Cached mode only works with the primary mailbox.

          Simon.
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          • #6
            Re: IMAP security implications

            Thanks Guys,

            We need the user to send mail and it go to the correct sent items folder.

            e.g we have users with company accounts and a bucket account for that location that everyone in that area will access (i know- but they wont change)

            They need to be able to open both accounts at the same time and when sending the sent mail it lands in the correct mailboxes sent items ( IMAP it gives you an accounts button to chose which account to place the sent items. This i believe is a functionality you can't recreate in RPC (unfortunately)

            PLEASE prove me wrong....
            Benjapos

            MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284

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            • #7
              Re: IMAP security implications

              That is about the only thing that IMAP is any good for because Exchange isn't designed for a user to have more than one mailbox. Exchange is designed that a user has one mailbox. All email they send is stored in their personal mailbox - even when you are sending as another user.
              There are applications that can store the email in the right place - the ones at ivasoft.biz immediately spring to mind.

              Simon.
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              Simon Butler
              Exchange MVP

              Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
              More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
              Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
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