Sun Java System Communications Services 2005Q4 Release Notes

Messenger Express and Calendar Express

Going forward, no new features will be added to the Messenger Express and Calendar Express user interfaces. They have been deprecated in favor of the new Communications Express user interface. Sun Microsystems, Inc. will announce an end-of-life time line for Messenger Express and Calendar Express at a future date.

The following bugs affect the deprecated Messenger Express product:

The Up and Down buttons removed. (no bugid)

The Up and Down buttons used to specify the ordering of your filters have been removed.

Buildhash directories should not be referenced in the Messenger Express Customization Guide (6190726)

The documentation should have referenced the ispell source files available at: http://http/

Problems may be seen in Messenger Express on Internet Explorer 6 when proxy server setting is used. (4925995)


Enable or disable “auto-detection” option in Internet Explorer’s encoding menu. Use direct connection or switch to different proxy server.

Feature removed from the Advanced Mail Filter Conditions window. (4908625)

The ability to specify a time frame for your filters has been removed from the Advanced Mail Filter Conditions window (of the Mail Filters user interface) for the Messaging Server 6.0 Patch 1 release. The feature was removed because the underlying support is not available.

If you create groups within an existing group, you may encounter the following error: pab::PAB_ModifyAttribute: ldap error (No Such object). (4883651)

Localized Messenger Express does not merge some of the folders created by Outlook Express. (4653960)

It is sometimes desired that default “Sent” folder in Messenger Express can be replaced with “Sent Items” folder created by Outlook Express, hence all the messages sent by both client is copied to “Sent Items” folder. This operation is difficult, particularly in Japanese.


  1. Edit Japanese i18n.js to match Outlook Express’ “Sent Items” translation

    				  i18n[’sent folder IE’] = ’soushinzumiaitemu’ 
    				  fldr[’Sent Items’] = ’soushinzumiaitemu’
  2. End users must log onto Messaging Server using Outlook Express first.

With Directory Server 5.1 or later, you will not be able to enter multiple email IDs for a single contact in the Personal Address Book. (4633171)

Note that Directory Server is exhibiting correct behavior. Due to a problem in Netscape Directory Server 4.x, you are able to enter multiple email IDs.