Creating IMAP folders containing dot (.) makes a hierachy



17 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: mnkyglnds, Unassigned)


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17 years ago
I select 'New Subfolder...' from the context menu and enter the folder name
'a.b'. Rather than seeing a new folder called 'a.b' as expected, I see a folder
called 'a' which further contains a folder called 'b' (also, the title 'a' is
italic grey, whatever that means?).

The IMAP server is Cyrus IMAP4 v2.0.11.  I've seen the problem on Win and Linux.

Comment 1

17 years ago
Confirming 20001083106 linux.

IMAP uses '.' to seperate foldernames.

The a is italic grey because it does not exist on the server, only INBOX.a.b exists.

Question is: Does IMAP support folder names with '.' ?
Ever confirmed: true


16 years ago
QA Contact: huang → gchan

Comment 2

15 years ago
*** Bug 219851 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3

15 years ago
2Markus Gerstel:

> Question is: Does IMAP support folder names with '.' ?

Answer is: YES. But Cyrus doesn't.
For example, Mozilla can create 'a.b' IMAP folder on CommunigatePro server without any problem.

Resume: This is Cyrus's only problem.
IMHO, this bug should be marked as INVALID.

Owner of 219851, DUP of this bug.

Comment 4

15 years ago
Quote from RFC1730 (IMAP4 protocol):
The interpretation of mailbox names is implementation-dependent.
If it is desired to export hierarchical mailbox names, mailbox names must be left-to-right hierarchical using a single character to separate levels of hierarchy
But "single character" not defined. I.e. this is not Cyrus's problem, not Mozilla's problem. It is protocol problem :) For example, the same problem with CommunigatePro and '/' symbol.

Comment 5

14 years ago
The separator character is dependant on the server.  Shouldn't this bug be
marked invalid?

Comment 6

14 years ago
Maybe this bug should be an RFE to not allow creation of folders containing tyhe
servers path separator.
Product: MailNews → Core
Assignee: mscott → nobody


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core


10 years ago
QA Contact: grylchan → networking.imap
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