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Post Posted August 20th, 2004, 6:56 pm

wow, this is great, it will be a big help to convert my clients, including a university, over to this very nice (and safer) alternative from Outlook/Outlook Express. Thanks so much for posting this info.

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Post Posted August 28th, 2004, 10:19 pm

so what's the deal for mac rollout.. copy a pref file.. i can't see where to put the rdf files? roll it out in a folder?

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Post Posted September 15th, 2004, 11:45 am

Is there any documentation anywhere for all the possible options in the rdf files?

Also, I'm working on making a preconfigured self-extracting copy. Is there anything I need other than just zipping up an installed copy? Any registry entries, etc?

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Post Posted October 16th, 2004, 11:24 pm

[quote="whafro"]So this is working great... but I wish that every setting in the account manager had a hook to this... like:

- expunge inbox on exit
- ldap servers
- reply above/below

I looked into prefs.js, and tryed to convert the settings from there into my rdf-file. For instance, reply above/below is

user_pref("mail.identity.id1.reply_on_top", 1);

Then i removed the underscores and ended up with
<NC:replyOnTop>1</NC:replyOnTop>
in the rdf-file. I also compared the the prefix "mail.identity.id1" to find which section it should be put into. "ComposeHtml" has the same prefix; "mail.identity.id1", so I guessed it should be put in the same section in the rdf-file:

<!-- identity defaults -->
<NC:identity>
<NC:nsIMsgIdentity>
<NC:composeHtml>false</NC:composeHtml>
<NC:bccSelf>false</NC:bccSelf>
<NC:organization>Universitetet i Oslo</NC:organization>
<NC:replyOnTop>1</NC:replyOnTop>
</NC:nsIMsgIdentity>
</NC:identity>

I also found the settings
<NC:emptyTrashOnExit>1</NC:emptyTrashOnExit>
<NC:cleanupInboxOnExit>1</NC:cleanupInboxOnExit>

Some other settings was harder to find, setting up personal namespace on a IMAP-server was difficult, in prefs.js it's:

user_pref("mail.server.server1.namespace.personal", ""INBOX."");

After some searching at www.xulplanet.com I understood it's another syntax in the RDF-file:

<NC:personalNamespace>"INBOX."</NC:personalNamespace>

Here is the RDF-file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF
xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#"
xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">

<RDF:Description about="NC:ispinfo">
<NC:providers>
<NC:nsIMsgAccount about="domain:ulrik.uio.no">

<!-- server info -->
<NC:incomingServer>
<NC:nsIMsgIncomingServer>
<NC:prettyName>UiO</NC:prettyName>
<NC:hostName>imap.uio.no</NC:hostName>
<NC:biffMinutes>15</NC:biffMinutes>
<NC:type>imap</NC:type>
<NC:port>993</NC:port>
<NC:loginAtStartup>true</NC:loginAtStartup>
<NC:isSecure>true</NC:isSecure>
<NC:ServerType-imap>
<NC:nsIImapIncomingServer>
<NC:maximumConnectionsNumber>2</NC:maximumConnectionsNumber>
<NC:serverDirectory>INBOX.</NC:serverDirectory>
<NC:personalNamespace>"INBOX."</NC:personalNamespace>
<NC:usingSubscription>0</NC:usingSubscription>
<NC:emptyTrashOnExit>1</NC:emptyTrashOnExit>
<NC:cleanupInboxOnExit>1</NC:cleanupInboxOnExit>
<NC:manageMailAccountUrl>https://www.statsvitenskap.uio.no/manual/</NC:manageMailAccountUrl>
</NC:nsIImapIncomingServer>
</NC:ServerType-imap>
</NC:nsIMsgIncomingServer>
</NC:incomingServer>

<!-- identity defaults -->
<NC:identity>
<NC:nsIMsgIdentity>
<NC:composeHtml>false</NC:composeHtml>
<NC:bccSelf>false</NC:bccSelf>
<NC:organization>Universitetet i Oslo</NC:organization>
<NC:replyOnTop>1</NC:replyOnTop>
</NC:nsIMsgIdentity>
</NC:identity>

<!-- smtp defaults -->
<NC:smtp>
<NC:nsISmtpServer>
<NC:hostname>smtp.uio.no</NC:hostname>
<NC:port>587</NC:port>
<NC:trySSL>2</NC:trySSL>
</NC:nsISmtpServer>
</NC:smtp>

<NC:smtpRequiresUsername>true</NC:smtpRequiresUsername>
<NC:smtpCreateNewServer>true</NC:smtpCreateNewServer>
<NC:smtpUsePreferredServer>true</NC:smtpUsePreferredServer>

<NC:wizardSkipPanels>true</NC:wizardSkipPanels>
<NC:wizardShortName>UiO</NC:wizardShortName>
<NC:wizardLongName>University of Oslo email</NC:wizardLongName>
<NC:wizardShow>true</NC:wizardShow>
<NC:wizardPromote>true</NC:wizardPromote>
<NC:emailProviderName>UiO</NC:emailProviderName>
<NC:sampleEmail>username@student.sv.uio.no</NC:sampleEmail>
<NC:sampleUserName>username</NC:sampleUserName>
<NC:emailIDDescription>username</NC:emailIDDescription>
<NC:emailIDFieldTitle>User Name</NC:emailIDFieldTitle>
<NC:showServerDetailsOnWizardSummary>true</NC:showServerDetailsOnWizardSummary>
</NC:nsIMsgAccount>
</NC:providers>
</RDF:Description>

</RDF:RDF>

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Post Posted October 27th, 2004, 1:07 pm

h00ligan wrote:This is great.. is there a place we can obtain all the info of the tags available for the configuration.

I have everyting working now, but want to add a few more options..

LDAP SERVER
INLINE ATTACHMENTS
REPLY ABOVE QUOTED TEXT
CHECK SPELLING BEFORE SENDING
NEVER SEND RETURN RECEIPT

those sorts of things are the few things missing.


When I try to edit the mailnews.js it won't launch the original rdp anymore.

Thanks for any insight.


I have been able to change all those settings in the mailnews.js and they work:

pref("ldap_2.autoComplete.directoryServer", "ldap_2.servers.MyOrg");
pref("ldap_2.autoComplete.useDirectory", true);
pref("ldap_2.servers.MyOrg.auth.dn", "uid=uidname,ou=people,dc=my,dc=org");
pref("ldap_2.servers.MyOrg.auth.savePassword", true);
pref("ldap_2.servers.MyOrg.description", "My Org (Global)");
pref("ldap_2.servers.MyOrg.filename", "abook-1.mab");
pref("ldap_2.servers.MyOrg.position", 1);
pref("ldap_2.servers.MyOrg.uri", "ldap://ldaphost.my.org:389/dc=my,dc=org??sub");

pref("mail.forward_message_mode", 2); // 0=default as attachment, 2=forward as inline with attachments, (obsolete 4.x value) 1=forward as quoted (mapped to 2 in mozilla)

pref("mail.identity.default.reply_on_top", 0); // 0=bottom 1=top 2=select

pref("mail.SpellCheckBeforeSend",true);

pref("mail.mdn.report.enabled", true); // false: Never send true: Send sometimes


I got the LDAP settings from my prefs.js and removed the "user_" so only "pref" was left and added it to the mailnews.js just under the stuff about "ldap_1.servers". The other settings I found in mailnews.js

HTH,
Nathan
Last edited by NathanH on October 27th, 2004, 1:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted October 27th, 2004, 1:20 pm

I have one problem:

Our users e-mail address is <i>john.smith@myorg.com</i> but their user name is <i>smithj</i> (6+1).

I need to be able to have the e-mail address display correctly i.e <i>john.smith@myorg.com</i> not <i>smithj@myorg.com</i>.

Does anyone know how to address this? :)

TIA,
Nathan

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Post Posted October 29th, 2004, 8:52 am

i have our rdf files working great for the pc, now i want to see if ther eis a way to get the mac to roll out with the same settings.

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Post Posted October 31st, 2004, 3:14 pm

NathanH wrote:I have one problem:

Our users e-mail address is <i>john.smith@myorg.com</i> but their user name is <i>smithj</i> (6+1).

I need to be able to have the e-mail address display correctly i.e <i>john.smith@myorg.com</i> not <i>smithj@myorg.com</i>.



The only way around this, as far as I can see, is to use <a href=http://mozptch.mozdev.org>Mozptch</a>.

I was hoping to avoid any extra apps, but I'll have to make do. :(
"Not everything that can be counted counts
and not everything that counts can be counted."

-- Albert Einstein

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Post Posted May 17th, 2005, 12:53 pm

in my Univerity we use SMTP and POP3
i cant figure out to put both options.
right now i got it connecting threw stmp.
i guess if i make another account mailaccount.rdf but it will not show up as an option.
Any help?
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Post Posted May 17th, 2005, 1:02 pm

alime,

You can get both POP3 and SMTP in one RDF file, assuming the usernames (if needed) will be the same -- I have not figured out yet how to deal with services like Gmail that different usernames for POP3 and SMTP. You just need to both set of settings in one file. In order to prevent the file from messing up at any SMTP servers all ready setup, you should create a new SMTP server and associate it with that account. Include the following lines:

<NC:smtpCreateNewServer>true</NC:smtpCreateNewServer>
<NC:smtpUsePreferredServer>false</NC:smtpUsePreferredServer>

For an example of both, see my example file for Comcast.net:

http://home.comcast.net/~larkas/comcast.rdf

Feel free to download it and modify it to suit your needs.

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Post Posted January 10th, 2009, 1:19 am

I use a configuration file which work greats, but I still have one problem: I didn't find how to tell the spam folder of my imap server. I try:
<NC:nsISpamSettings>
<NC:ActionTargetFolder>QUARANTAINE</NC:ActionTargetFolder>
</NC:nsISpamSettings>

But it doesn't work.

Any idea? I didn't find a lot of documentation about this subject :(

The entire file is available here: laposte.rdf

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Post Posted January 10th, 2009, 8:26 am

A couple of these things are case-sensitive.

Besides that, does the folder QUARANTAINE already exist?
And I think it might help if you put the name of the folder within quotes.

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Post Posted January 10th, 2009, 1:27 pm

Freee!! wrote:A couple of these things are case-sensitive.
Besides that, does the folder QUARANTAINE already exist?
Yes, and it is written exactly the same.
Freee!! wrote:And I think it might help if you put the name of the folder within quotes.
I try "QUARANTAINE", but it doesn't work :cry: But if I select it manually in the account configuration, it works.

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Post Posted January 11th, 2009, 9:11 am

el cameleon wrote: Yes, and it is written exactly the same.
For the case sensivity I was referring to the names of the settings, not the name of the folder (although that would have been another possibility).

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Post Posted January 11th, 2009, 9:39 am

Ok, but where do I find the correct name for the settings? For the folder, I am sure of it cause I set it manually.

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