IMAP4 Account Name
An IMAP4 account name is the alias name of a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox that supports IMAP4. For example, the alias for Suzan Fine's mailbox is SuzanF.
Because Microsoft Exchange Server uses Windows NT user accounts for authentication, it may be necessary to specify the mailbox's Windows NT domain, user account, and alias name. Performance can be improved by including the mailbox's Windows NT domain in the IMAP4 account name.
Keep the following in mind when you set up your IMAP4 client's account name:
- If a Windows NT domain and user name are specified as the IMAP4 account name, they must precede the mailbox's alias name. For example, Windows_NT_domain\user_account_name\mailbox_alias name.
- If only an alias name is specified as the IMAP4 account, the Microsoft Exchange Server IMAP4 computer uses a Windows NT user name that is equivalent to the alias name. All Windows NT domains are searched for the first domain that contains that Windows NT user. For example, if you specify SuzanF as the IMAP4 account, all domains are searched for the first domain that contains user Windows_NT_domain\SuzanF\SuzanF.
Note You can use either a "\" or a "/" as a delimiter for the IMAP4 account name. If you cannot connect using one delimiter, try using the other delimiter since some clients may have problems with these characters.
- If only a Windows NT domain and user account are specified as the IMAP4 account, the Microsoft Exchange Server IMAP4 computer uses a mailbox alias that is equivalent to the Windows NT user account. For example, specifying domain_name\SuzanF as the IMAP4 account is equivalent to specifying domain_name\SuzanF\SuzanF as the IMAP4 account.
- The IMAP4 password for the mailbox is the Windows NT user account password that is associated with the Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox.
Note With Windows NT Challenge/Response, it is not possible to specify the name of the Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox you want to access. By default, Microsoft Exchange Server attempts to access the mailbox associated with the Windows NT user account that the user is logged on as. For example, if you are logged on as Domain\Suzanf, with Windows NT Challenge/Response enabled, Microsoft Exchange Server attempts to access the mailbox called Suzanf.