From: James Bottomley <>

What's happening currently is that the outlook web server shows all my
sent messages with a yellow banner wrongly saying "This Message has
not been Sent".

The design of EWS is that you should append to folders with
MessageDisposition "SaveOnly" and send with "SendAndSaveCopy".  The
former always sets the IsDraft flag and the latter always clears it.
Unfortunately, the design of evolution precludes us from using
SendAndSaveCopy since evolution wants to send and then separately save
the sent email.  Thus we need to modify SaveOnly to respect the
CAMEL_MESSAGE_DRAFT flag by setting the MAPI message flags.

I also removed the FIXME: comment about the From: field.  This is
irrelevant to us, since EWS respects all the properties in the MIME
body (which include the From: field and the Importance: field).

Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>

diff --git a/src/utils/ews-camel-common.c b/src/utils/ews-camel-common.c
index 98e2b77..2f478b1 100644
--- a/src/utils/ews-camel-common.c
+++ b/src/utils/ews-camel-common.c
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
 #include "ews-camel-common.h"
 #include "e-ews-compat.h"
+#include "e-ews-message.h"
 struct _create_mime_msg_data {
        CamelMimeMessage *message;
@@ -34,6 +35,10 @@ struct _create_mime_msg_data {
        CamelAddress *from;
+/* MAPI flags gleaned from windows header files */
+#define MAPI_MSGFLAG_READ      0x01
+#define MAPI_MSGFLAG_UNSENT    0x08
 static void
 create_mime_message_cb (ESoapMessage *msg, gpointer user_data)
@@ -42,6 +47,7 @@ create_mime_message_cb (ESoapMessage *msg, gpointer user_data)
        CamelMimeFilter *filter;
        GByteArray *bytes;
        gchar *base64;
+       int msgflag;
        e_soap_message_start_element (msg, "Message", NULL, NULL);
        e_soap_message_start_element (msg, "MimeContent", NULL, NULL);
@@ -78,8 +84,24 @@ create_mime_message_cb (ESoapMessage *msg, gpointer 
        e_soap_message_end_element (msg); /* MimeContent */
-       /* FIXME: Handle From address and message_camel_flags */
+       /* more MAPI crap.  You can't just set the IsDraft property
+        * here you have to use the MAPI MSGFLAG_UNSENT extended
+        * property Further crap is that Exchange 2007 assumes when it
+        * sees this property that you're setting the value to 0
+        * ... it never checks */
+       msgflag  = MAPI_MSGFLAG_READ; /* draft or sent is always read */
+       if (create_data->message_camel_flags & CAMEL_MESSAGE_DRAFT)
+               msgflag |= MAPI_MSGFLAG_UNSENT;
+       e_soap_message_start_element (msg, "ExtendedProperty", NULL, NULL);
+       e_soap_message_start_element (msg, "ExtendedFieldURI", NULL, NULL);
+       e_soap_message_add_attribute (msg, "PropertyTag", "0x0E07", NULL, NULL);
+       e_soap_message_add_attribute (msg, "PropertyType", "Integer", NULL, 
+       e_soap_message_end_element (msg); /* ExtendedFieldURI */
+       e_ews_message_write_int_parameter (msg, "Value", NULL, msgflag);
+       e_soap_message_end_element (msg); /* ExtendedProperty */
        e_soap_message_end_element (msg); /* Message */
        g_free (create_data);

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