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Can't create imap folder with '>' in the name

NEW
Unassigned

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
P2
normal
18 years ago
4 months ago

People

(Reporter: Karen Huang, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Future
x86
Windows NT

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
Used 02-28-08-M15 commercial build:

Users should be able to create ">" on Netscape Messaging Server.

1) Tried to created ">" folder.
2) Actual Results: Error displayed: "The current
command did not succeed, the mail server responded: Invalid mailbox name" on 5.0

Expected results: Should display this folder name successfully on 5.0 without 
error.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

18 years ago
This bug is related to bug#20324... change QA contact to me.
QA Contact: lchiang → huang
Summary: users should be able to create ">" on Netscape Messaging Server → Users should be able to create ">" on Netscape Messaging Server

Comment 2

18 years ago
This is probably related to bug 22474, which is showing the truncation of a ">" 
character.

Comment 3

18 years ago
-> bienvenu
Assignee: phil → bienvenu

Comment 4

18 years ago
No, it's just that we're escaping the new folder name when we create the url, 
but not unescaping it when we pull it out of the url. I'm not sure if the fix is 
to not escape the folder name at all, or to unescape when we pull it out.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 5

18 years ago
Actually, I take it back.  '>' is used internally as the 
IMAP_URL_TOKEN_SEPARATOR. I.e, when we create an imap url, we use the '>' 
character to separate parts of the url. So when we're parsing the url, we get 
confused by '>' as part of a folder name.  4.5 has this same problem, as near as 
I can tell, but no one has noticed, as far as I can tell.
Target Milestone: M20
(Reporter)

Updated

18 years ago
Blocks: 20324

Comment 6

18 years ago
karen - can you confirm that 4.x has the same problem? Thanks.

Comment 7

17 years ago
adding mail3 keyword
Keywords: mail3

Comment 8

17 years ago
changing priorities
Priority: P3 → P2

Comment 9

17 years ago
marking nsbeta1- due to fact it doesn't affect many users.
Keywords: nsbeta1-
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 10

13 years ago
Does the "Netscape Messaging Server" still exists?

Comment 11

13 years ago
server products don't go away just because their vendors do.

that said this server probably migrated via iplanet to sun(one).
Product: MailNews → Core

Updated

9 years ago
No longer blocks: 20324
QA Contact: huang → backend
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Updated

9 years ago
Keywords: mail3
Summary: Users should be able to create ">" on Netscape Messaging Server → Can't create imap folder with '>' in the name

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: bienvenu → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Comment 12

4 months ago
Not using Netscape Messaging Server, but still reproduced (fails silently, OVH server).

Thunderbird 52.1.1 (32-bit)
Windows 7 64-bit
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