Solved

Shared Mail

Posted on 2001-06-15
2
345 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Is there any way to view the contents of a shared mail file?
0
Comment
Question by:a_murray
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:snocross
ID: 6196473
What do you mean exactly?
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
ghassan99 earned 50 total points
ID: 6197911
There is no way to see the contents of the shared mail database.  Here is some info from a Lotus technote:

The Shared Mail file is a Notes database with some unusual properties. Unlike other Notes databases, Shared Mail files are not based on a separate Notes template file. Shared Mail files are created and maintained by a server task known as the Object Store Manager. Because a Shared Mail database contains confidential messages for all the users on a server, it must be secured against unauthorized browsing. To this end, every Shared Mail file has the following security measures in place:

-The Access Control List of a Shared Mail file contains only two entries: the manager of the database is the server whose ID was active when the Shared Mail file was created; default access, granted to all other users, is No Access. This setting also prevents replication of any object store to another server.
-The server entry in the ACL has the user type "Server", so a client using the server's ID cannot open a Shared Mail database.
-Local access control is enforced, to prevent the administration client from circumventing the ACL.
Shared Mail databases are encrypted locally with a random key, which is in turn encrypted using the public key from the server's ID. If a user defeats local access protection, he must still use the server ID to open the Shared Mail file. Attempts to disable encryption will fail with the error 13:88, and attempts to reencrypt a Shared Mail file with another ID file will generally render the Shared Mail file useless.
-The Shared Mail file's design is restricted to exclude views, so an administrator who defeats local access protection to add a Shared Mail file to the Notes desktop cannot add views to the design or open the database. For this reason, the UPDALL server task has no effect on a Shared Mail file.


-Gus
0

Featured Post

Get HTML5 Certified

Want to be a web developer? You'll need to know HTML. Prepare for HTML5 certification by enrolling in July's Course of the Month! It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You’ve got a lotus Domino web server, and you have been told that “leverage browser caching” is a must do. This means that we have to tell the browser everywhere in the web to use cache. In other words, we set (and send) an expiration date in the HT…
Article by: Rob
Notes 8.5 Archiving Steps and Tips This article covers setting up a Notes archive, and helps understand some of the menu choices making setting up and maintaining a Notes archive file easier.
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question