2.5.3: Inconsistency in subscription list separator?

Bron Gondwana brong at fastmail.fm
Thu Sep 24 06:11:26 EDT 2015

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015, at 19:54, Patrick Goetz wrote:
> I posted a question about this to the info list, but think it might be 
> more of a devel issue.

Yeah, I saw it there and almost replied, but I got busy with a support ticket and forgot to get back to you.
> I recently upgraded from 2.4.17 to 2.5.3.  This went more of less 
> smoothly; however, one user appears to have lost access to some of his 
> mail sub-folders.  They're grayed out in Thunderbird and don't even show 
> up when using Roundcube.
> Someone on the info list suggested that I check the user's subscription 
> list, where I noticed this:
>    user.djones.Archives Staff
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.1Amy Smith
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.David Jones
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.Delia Burton
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.Drew Patterson
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.Eleanor Smythe
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.Former Staff
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.Julia Moscovy
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.Kate Ooldfield
>    user.djones.Archives Staff.Amy Smith
> This, by the way, is one of the sub-folders no longer accessible to the 
> user.

That's OK - subscription items can exist without the folder existing.
The standard basically requires it.

> I've been using
>      unixhierarchysep: yes
> since version 2.4.17, yet the subscription list is still formatted using 
> a "." as a separator?  What happens if there is a "." in the mailbox 
> folder name?

Then it's '^' (DOTCHAR) user.djones.folder^with^dots => user/djones/folder.with.dots


  Bron Gondwana
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