IMAP protocol support allows email applications that support IMAP (including Outlook,
Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and so on) to connect to and interact with Alfresco repositories.
Each user has their own set of mailboxes stored within Alfresco, for example, they have
their own INBOX. Users can manage emails within Alfresco ECM, and the workflow,
transformation, and permissions features are available.
In addition, Share sites can be nominated as IMAP Favorites. This means that the site
contents show as a set of IMAP folders. Non-favorite sites are not shown.
A metadata extractor for IMAP emails (RFC822 messages) can extract values from the contents
of the email message and store the values as Alfresco
Note: Be careful
when deciding what mount points you provide. When an IMAP client mounts a mount point, it
issues a LSUB "" * command. This retrieves the entire tree of folders below
the mount point.