University of Leeds


Upgrade to Microsoft Exchange 2007 - Completed

Withdrawal of Public Folder Access for IMAP Client Software

View pages in this section

Microsoft has taken the decision to de-emphasise the use of Public Folders from Exchange 2007 onwards. All public folder content WILL be maintained as part of the upgrade and will continue to be accessible using these interfaces:

  • Outlook from your PC (over MAPI)
  • Outlook Web Access
  • Remote and Mobile Access Service (Citrix)
  • Entourage (using WebDav)

However Microsoft will NO LONGER suport Public Folder access over IMAP in the latest version of the software.

This means that certain types of IMAP email software, that solely connect to Exchange using IMAP will no longer be able to access Public Folders. You are therefore advised to use an alternative method by which to access public folders, namely by using either Outlook Web Access (OWA) or Remote and Mobile Access Service (Citrix).


Contact us

Telephone: + 44 (0) 113 343 3333

Send your feedback or find key contact details.