Posting to a public folder with spaces in the file name

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by David Leon, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. David Leon

    David Leon Guest

    System: SBS2k3, Entourage 2008, Outlook 2003

    I make very heavy use of public folders, and they are email enabled. There
    are users and scanners that post to the public folders by just sending an
    email to the public folders name (i.e. Without the However, lots
    of the public folder file names have spaces in their name. For example, a
    public folder may be named "Doe, John" and may be several folders deep (i.e.
    Public Folders/clients (open)/Doe, John)

    This naming convention freaks out the email clients (Entourage 08, Outlook
    03). They refuse to send emails, claiming they are invalid. Is there a way
    to post via email to a public folder with spaces in the name?
    David Leon, Dec 25, 2009
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  2. If you look at the SMTP Proxy email address of the public folder with spaces
    in a name, it shows up without the spaces. Look in the GAL for the name,
    right-click its properties, or look in the ESM, Folders section.

    The name that shows up when you create a new email, click on the To button
    to look in the GAL, you will see the Public Folder entry with the spaces,
    which you can simply choose, but in the background, Exchange actually uses
    the SMTP Proxy address.

    Therefore, I am not entirely sure what you mean about it "freaking" out mail
    clients. In Outlook, you can start typing part of the name in the To: line,
    hit ctrl + K, and it will find the object, which you can select. Example:
    John Doe, type in 'joh' (without the quotes), and hold down the CTRL button,
    then click on the 'K' key, and it will show you any iterations of the
    letters that exist in the GAL, which you can choose from.

    OWA works the same way, and I assume Entourage does, as well, since it is a
    Microsoft mail client.


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    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA
    2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 25, 2009
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  3. David Leon

    David Leon Guest

    On the SBS, it listed the share name with the spaces. On the Entourage
    computer, it replaces the spaces with %20
    Outlook will refuse to send the email, stating that it doesn't recognize an
    email address. I tried adding it, to no avail.

    Entourage just puts a ? Next to the email address and dims the send button.

    The control - k click said "no suggestions"
    I got it to work once, but I haven't the foggiest idea how.

    I had a folder named "clients (open)". The source of the posted message
    reveals that it was sent to : To: "Clients (Open) Clients" <clients>
    David Leon, Dec 27, 2009

  4. So you are saying if you hit the Ctrl K key when you put in the first part
    of a name with spaces, it can't find it?

    How about when you click on the To: button? It should show you the GAL,
    which you can select the recipient. Are you saying that does not work,

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 27, 2009
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