[Imap-protocol] MUTF7, UTF8, and Unicode flags

Arnt Gulbrandsen arnt at gulbrandsen.priv.no
Thu Feb 20 10:02:40 PST 2014


On Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:53:21 PM CEST, Jan Kundrát wrote:

> Seriously? This is going to break stuff. You might argue that

> people creating mailboxes named "&U,BTFw-" are unlikely :), but

> it's a valid string both in UTF-8 and in the modified UTF-7

> encoding -- except that the two meanings are very different.


Actually, my thinking was (and is) that there's a fighting chance that
before a new client being written today is ready for production use, UTF8
might be all you need.

Mailboxes named &U,BTw- are not a major concern. An obvious problem, but
hardly a pressing problem.

Arnt



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