Creating a mail file for an IMAP user
Each IMAP user must have a mail file on the Domino server. You can create the mail file automatically during user registration, or you can manually create a mail file. If the user is already a registered Notes user who has an existing Domino mail file and if you set up the user's Person document for IMAP access, the user can access the mail file from an IMAP client.

If a user does not have an existing mail file on a Domino server, create a new mail one as described in the following procedure.

To manually create a mail file

1. Make sure that you have set up the Person document for the IMAP user.

2. Choose File - Database - New.

3. In the New Database dialog box, enter the following:
ServerThe Domino mail server that stores the user's mail file.
TitleThe name of the client's mail file -- for example, Alan Jones' Mail.
File nameThe full path to the mail file, relative to the Domino data directory -- for example, MAIL\AJONES.NSF.
4. From the list of template names, select Mail (R6) with the filename MAIL6.NTF, and click OK.

5. After Domino creates and opens the mail file, determine what level of access is appropriate for both the user and you, as the administrator. Then, edit the Access Control List (ACL) as follows:

6. Complete the procedure "Preparing a mail file for IMAP access."

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