I'll show here what I did to get it to work within Outlook 2007 running on a Windows development machine.
Since I'm running on a development machine, I typically use localhost as the root location for my Alfresco URLs. When trying to set up the IMAP user account in Outlook it doesn't seem possible to be able to define the IMAP mount point source to be localhost. The Alfresco wiki pages for IMAP also recommend against using localhost. To get around that, I defined a dummy domain name in my local hosts file. On a production machine, just use the domain name for that machine.
In c:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts I added the following line at the top, leaving the entry for localhost in tact in the file (my apologies to the owner of this domain name).
In the alfresco_globals.xml file, I uncommented two lines near the bottom of the file, one to enable IMAP and the other to set the server host name we just defined.:
# # IMAP #------------- imap.server.enabled=true #imap.server.port=143 imap.server.host=xxxxxx.comAfter making that change, I recycled the Alfresco server.
Next I brought up my Outlook 2007 client and went through the following screens of the wizard for adding a new account. Start at Tools -> Account Settings...
1. Click on the Add button of the dialog to start the process for mounting the IMAP point in Alfresco.
4. Select "Internet E-mail" which has the IMAP option, and click on Next.
6. Click Next and we are finished.
7. After a few seconds pause, on the left navigation panel, you should see the Alfresco IMAP Point successfully mounted.
8. Click through on the Alfresco IMAP folder and you'll see folders of the Alfresco repository.
Not all folders have yet been enabled for display in the IMAP Alfresco folder hierarchy. I'm currently working with my Records Management site within Alfresco, so I log into Alfresco share, and from the Share main dashboard, I'm able to mark the Records Management folder as an IMAP favorite. After doing that, the records management site folders also are available from within Outlook.
In Outlook I can see the following in the left folder navigation area:
From within Outlook I can now drag my emails from my Inbox into the Alfresco IMAP storage. For example, I drag an email into the US20040249606 Folder of the Patents Category. From Share Records Management, I see the following:
There is a new entry: Message_755.eml.