No Error message when creating an invalid IMAP4 mailbox name



MailNews Core
Networking: IMAP
13 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Rob Zimmerman, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051107 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Thunderbird/1.5 Build 20051025

When I attempt to create an invalid mailbox name (i.e. !@#$%&^" ) no error message is generated. I found this by attempting to create a mailbox named "fooby" (including the quotes...which are invalid). 

I watched the transaction using Ethereal and saw that the CREATE command is rejected with "NO Invalid mailbox name". 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new folder on an IMAP4 mailbox
2. Use a folder name *with* quotes (i.e. "foobar")

Actual Results:  
Nothing happens, no status of error or success. Ethereal was my only clue that something went wrong...I'm guessing most users won't know how to use a network sniffer :)

Expected Results:  
I'm not sure if Thunderbird should try to be pre-emptive and deny inavlid mailbox names, or wait for a "NO" response back and then propigate that back to the user. Either way, some indication of failure would be better than no feedback at all.


11 years ago
Assignee: mscott → bienvenu
Severity: enhancement → minor
Component: General → Networking: IMAP
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: general → networking.imap
Hardware: PC → All


11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 342327


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 2

7 years ago
Is this still existing in recent Thunderbird versions?

Doesn't look like David is working on it.
Assignee: dbienvenu → nobody
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