Cyrus Patches used at FastMail.FM

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at
Sat May 27 01:06:20 EDT 2006

On Sat, 27 May 2006, Robert Mueller wrote:
> I think having this as an *option* is perfectly reasonable. There are 

So do I, Debian has this patch for three or four years now. It comes with a
big warning to the likes of "You are stupid to enable this and still wonder
why multi-language search is now broken in your server".

But this has never been the instance on this issue for upstream inclusion of
this patch, and I was (and still am) quite surprised it was included without
any further comment.

> 3. Accept the message and store as is, leave it up to the email client to 
> handle - This seems to be the 90% good enough that works well. Most clients 

This breaks IMAP SEARCH, or so I have been told for four years, now.

This is why I want a better explanation now for the inclusion of such a
patch  :-)

> 4. Recode correctly in MIME encoding based on the message charset - Would 
> be great but:

Nah, just according to some site-wide config option from imap.conf would be
more than good enough.

> I agree that this option is truly a hack, and technically the email is 
> non-RFC compliant so you can do whatever you want, but unfortunately out in 

This is not the issue.  The issue is whether Cyrus is corrupting its innards
or not by letting this thing into the spool.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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