Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158933
Evolution's Exchange account UI allows you to enter mailboxes with @ characters in them.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
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Description of problem:
It's quite difficult to set up the Evolution connector properly
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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. "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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-NAMEemail@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.
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. "firstname.lastname@example.org"
rather than "john.doe"
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