[Kolab-devel] Problems with Cyrus and Folder Names

Bernhard Herzog bh at intevation.de
Thu Mar 31 12:45:32 CEST 2005

"Joon Radley" <joon at radleys.co.za> writes:

> It has been reported on this list and on our forum that there is a problem
> with creating folders when some characters are used in the folder name. Most
> notably ( ) ' @ & `. These will not be the only characters.

Kontact does have some problems with at least some of these characters,
too.  & seems to work, but e.g. (, @ and ` don't.

The folder with @ is created on the server but setting annotations
fails.  Folders with ( or ` cannot even be created.  AFAICT, kontact
doesn't try to escape these characters for imap.

> I think this is a maildir issue and the characters are limited to what can
> be saved on the file system.

I doubt it's the file system.  Unix file systems usually have very
little limitations with regard to file names.  The only byte values that
are not allowed in a filename, i.e. a directory entry, are usually just
0 and the ascii code of /.  It's no problem to create a file with a name
containing all the characters you list above.


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