accents in mailbox names

Paul Wagland paul at
Fri May 14 08:14:18 EDT 2004

On Fri, 14 May 2004 13:20:50 +0200, Antoine Jacoutot 
<ajacoutot at> wrote:

> Hi :)
> I'm using cyrus-imapd-2.2.3 under OpenBSD-3.5.
> My users are all French and i'm having a problem creating mailboxes with
> accentuated caracters.
> ie:
> cm user.testuser.testé
> createmailbox: Invalid mailbox name
> How can I make cyrus accept accentuated mailbox names ?

By convention names are stored in LDAP in a modified UTF-7 format, see section
5.1.3 of RFC 2060.

I leave it as an excercise for the reader to create that name ;-)

Hope this helps some,
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