Sun Java System Communications Services 2005Q4 Release Notes

Deprecated Features

Support for the following features may be eliminated in a future release:

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.

Administration Console

The Sun Java System Administration Console has been deprecated and will be removed from the Messaging Server product in a future release.

The following bugs affect the deprecated Administration Console product:

Administration Console can not be started on Red Hat Linux platforms. (6215646)

On Red Hat Linux 3.x, Administration console can not be started. If you click Messaging Server node or Open button on Administration Console, nothing happens. On Red Hat Linux 2.x, Console is started but is missing Manage Certificate button.

Can't start/stop services from Administration console (6215105)

Can't stop IMAP, POP, MTA and HTTP services from Administration console; eventually, the console freezes. This bug will be fixed in the forthcoming patch release.

Administration Server console does not recognize preconfigured Messaging Server in SSL mode. (5085667)

If you have preconfigured the Messaging Server for SSL use, and if you access the Messaging Server configuration from the Administration Server console, the console does not recognize the installed certificates. The Administration Server console attempts to create a new key database.


Before you use the Administration Console, create symbolic links (symlinks) for the SSL certificates from the <msg-svr-root >/config area to the <admin-server-root >/alias area, as follows:

(Linux) Messaging Server console shows an error opening online help. (5054732)

Cannot Create a User Through the Administration Console (4852026 & 4852004)

Messaging Server no longer supports user or group creation using the Administration Console. User and group entries should be created using the User Management Utilities. The following error messages may appear when logging in as, or sending mail to, a user created using Administration Console:

Quota root does not exist

4.0.0 temporary error returned by alias expansion: . . .

Netscape Browser Support

Firefox browser support will replace Netscape browser support at a future date.