More IMAP Annotations (folder display name and translations)

Johannes Hirche johannes.hirche at
Fri Sep 23 17:54:16 CEST 2005

On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, David Faure wrote:

> On Friday 23 September 2005 17:36, Johannes Hirche wrote:
> > Seperating the foldername from its displayname on the other hand is desirable,
> > especially in Outlook, as it allows more or less arbitrary foldernames that can
> > not be stored in IMAP.
> Which characters cannot be stored in IMAP? I thought the encoding used by imap allowed basically any character?

No, the IMAP specification is a somehow modified utf7 which
does not allow characters like ()[]{}`'", probably even
more, I guess most foreign language characters are handled
correctly though.


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