More special chars in mailbox names
wes at umich.edu
Tue Sep 30 17:06:01 EDT 2008
On 30 Sep 2008, at 16:33, Ken Murchison wrote:
> While looking over bug #3002, https://bugzilla.andrew.cmu.edu/
> I started wondering what other special characters we might want to
> allow. The original authors were more restrictive with GOODCHARS
> than the RFC. AFAICT the following characters are permitted by RFC
> 3501 but aren't included in GOODCHARS
> ! # $ & ' ; < > ? [ ^ ` } |
> ! and ^ have special meaning to Cyrus, so we may not want to add
> these to GOODCHARS. & and ? might conflict with modified UTF-7
> Looking back at the list archives, there have been several requests
> to allow ' (single quote) and I'm included to do so.
> Does anybody want to make a case for adding more?
> Has anybody already added some of these in production without any
> adverse effects?
UMich has added this list:
for years without any reported issues. These were added primarily to
deal with transition from UWIMAP to Cyrus, I'm not making a case for
any of them, personally.
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