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PidTagContainerClass Canonical Property

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Contains a text string describing the type of a folder. Although this property is generally ignored, versions of Microsoft® Exchange Server prior to Exchange Server 2003 Mailbox Manager expect this property to be present.

Associated properties:

PR_CONTAINER_CLASS, PR_CONTAINER_CLASS_A, PR_CONTAINER_CLASS_W

Identifier:

0x3613

Data type:

PT_STRING8, PT_UNICODE

Area:

Container

These properties are not normally used by Exchange Server. However, Microsoft Office Outlook® attaches them to mailbox folders. In addition, versions of Exchange Server prior to Exchange Server 2003 Mailbox Manager might incorrectly handle folders that do not have these properties.

These properties can be assigned the string values in the following table.

Value

Contents of Folder

IPF.Appointment

Appointments

IPF.Contact

Contacts

IPF.Journal

Outlook Journal entries

IPF.Note

Mail Messages and notes

IPF.StickyNote

Outlook Sticky Notes

IPF.Task

Outlook Tasks

For folders that contain mail messages, these properties should be set to IPF.Note.

Protocol Specifications

[MS-OXPROPS]

Provides references to related Exchange Server protocol specifications.

[MS-OXOSFLD]

Specifies the properties and operations for creating and locating the special folders in a mailbox.

[MS-OXOCAL]

Specifies the properties and operations for appointment, meeting request, and response messages.

[MS-OXOCNTC]

Specifies the properties and operations that are permissible for contact and personal distribution list objects.

Header Files

Mapidefs.h

Provides data type definitions.

Mapitags.h

Contains definitions of properties listed as alternate names.

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