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Bug 158933 - Evolution's Exchange account UI allows you to enter mailboxes with @ characters in them.
Summary: Evolution's Exchange account UI allows you to enter mailboxes with @ characte...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution-connector
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Dave Malcolm
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 145411
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-26 23:24 UTC by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-17 16:03:45 UTC
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Description Dave Malcolm 2005-05-26 23:24:25 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
It's quite difficult to set up the Evolution connector properly

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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. "" 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/
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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2005-05-26 23:27:41 UTC
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. ""
rather than "john.doe"

Comment 6 Dave Malcolm 2005-06-17 16:03:45 UTC
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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