Bug 158933 - Evolution's Exchange account UI allows you to enter mailboxes with @ characters in them.
Evolution's Exchange account UI allows you to enter mailboxes with @ characte...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution-connector (Show other bugs)
4.0
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Assigned To: Dave Malcolm
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Blocks: 145411
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Reported: 2005-05-26 19:24 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-17 12:03:45 EDT
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Description Dave Malcolm 2005-05-26 19:24:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
It's quite difficult to set up the Evolution connector properly

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Evolution with evolution-connector installed
2. Start creating a new Exchange account
3. In the 2nd Receiving Email dialog, mistakenly enter your email address e.g. "john.doe@example.com" rather than "john.doe"
  

Actual Results:  Evolution allows you to do this, and fails with a dialog saying: "Could not find Exchange Web Storage System at http://SERVER-NAME/exchange/john.doe@example.com/.
If OWA is running on a different path, you must specify that in the
account configuration dialog."

Expected Results:  Evolution should either:
(i) strip off the @ and subsequent characters
(ii) complain about them and not allow such input
(iii) have a UI of the form:    [text entry box] [label saying: @domainname]
making it clearer what's going on.

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Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2005-05-26 19:27:41 EDT
Step 3 above should read:
In the 2nd Receiving Email dialog, for the "Mailbox" field, mistakenly enter
your email address rather than the mailbox name e.g. "john.doe@example.com"
rather than "john.doe"
Comment 6 Dave Malcolm 2005-06-17 12:03:45 EDT
As it turns out, I was wrong about this; we encountered a customer site where
some of the mailbox names do indeed contain "@" characters - and some don't.

The bug here is really "the connector is far too hard to set up manually".  The
ximian-connector-setup tool makes it far easier, and we probably should
recommend using this, and provide an automated version of it for mass deployments.

Closing this as NOTABUG; I'll open up another bug suggesting a better way of
doing configuration


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