imap mailbox name

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu Jul 3 22:08:06 EDT 2003

Rob Siemborski wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, [iso-8859-1] Brasseur Valéry wrote:
>>what are the valid char in an mailbox name ?
>>I was think that it was mutf-7 , but it seems that cyrus refuse de create a
>> mailbox name !!!
>>should I escape something ?
>>is there invalid char for Cyrus ?
> Yeah, the mailbox names are limited to characters in the GOODCHARS define
> in mboxname.c (plus & for mUTF-7 encoding).
> Offhand I can't come up with a good reason for # to be disallowed other
> than someone was being paranoid when they wrote it.

Maybe its because some servers (eg, UW IMAP) use it as part of namespace 

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