I am also experiencing the same problem as robert.
I have several inbound email addresses delivered to public folders (for several support/inquiry addresses and listserve subscriptions).
However, the SMTP mail is delivered to these public folders as Post-forms instead of Messages. Internal mail sent to these folders _is_ delivered as a standard Message, so the problem appears to be in the SMTP component.
This is problematic because we use the Outlook 'Flag' field extensively and this is not available for Post-forms.
I have tried creating the folder from Outlook2K, OutlookXP, and ExchAdmin. The folders are created to hold either 'Mail' or 'mail and post' items but the problem occurs in all cases.
If I try to change the "when posting to this folder use:" folder property from 'Post' to
Standard Forms Library
I get the error "You cannot create item of this type in this folder"
I have also tried changing the permissions for Default and Anonymous to 'Owner', but this did not work either.
Finally, I tried to direct all of these addresses to the administrator's inbox and set up a number of rules to move the messages into the appropriate public folder. This succeeds in delivering a Message rather than a post-form, but the rule is a client-rule, so I need to leave Outlook running on the server to make these available in a timely manner.
Does anyone have a solution to this problem that would configure the SMTP server to deliver messages to public folders *withoug* changing the message type to IPM.Post?
Is there some other workaround?