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I have successfully set up Davmail on Ubuntu 14 and am able to read, receive and send mail on my Exchange account in Thunderbird. This page was a big help!:

http://nknu.net/ubuntu-14-04-exchange-configuration-thunderbird-pidgin/

I set the account up as IMAP, so I can also browse folders. One thing I can't seem to do is subscribe to or otherwise access the "Online Archive" - a copy of my Inbox and subfolders for all mail more than a year old (my IT department's policy). Davmail release notes say that this is possible but I can't find any guides on how to view this archive folder in Thunderbird, or any other mail clients. Can anyone suggest what to do or what to read?

Cheers, Ryan

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The posters in this thread claim success although the explanation of what options need to be changed lacks detail.

http://sourceforge.net/p/davmail/support-requests/134/

I have the URLs but I need more specific instructions in how to change the settings of Davmail and my email clients. Can anyone help?

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The link posted by Ryan led me to this working solution:

You need to set up a second e-mail account in your mail client with the base path (aka IMAP server directory) set to "/archive/"

In Thunderbird, this can be achieved in these steps:

  • Create another E-Mail acount in Thunderbird, exactly as your original one
  • Before doing anything else (don't browse your new mailbox yet) edit the new account's settings:
    • Rename the account name to something else than your original profile (e.g. "Archive")
    • Go to Server Settings, click Advanced, and set IMAP server directory to "/archive/".
  • Now you can browse the folders. Ignore the INBOX though, it contains the non-archived inbox.

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