Sieve: UTF-7 changes in 2.3.12p2?

Jan Schneider jan at
Wed Sep 24 18:32:33 EDT 2008

Zitat von Rob Mueller <robm at>:

>> The mail is delivered to the INBOX (user.fri)
>> The delivery is tried to user.fri.t&-APY-ster, NOT user.fri.t&APY-ster
>> Any hints where the error occurs?
> Yes.
> Sieve scripts are in utf-8. You now have to use the true utf-8 name of the
> folder in your sieve script, and it's automatically converted to the
> modified utf-7 folder name internally.
> This change is noted in the changelog for 2.3.11
> ---
> The Sieve compiler now translates UTF-8 mailbox names used in fileinto to
> modified UTF-7 so that messages will be successfully inserted into the
> mailbox.
> ---
> The old way of using the modified utf-7 form in the sieve script was really
> wrong and hacky.
> Rob
> PS. It would be nice if was
> kept up to date or removed... it's very old.

Is this a bad joke or am I missing something? Sieve scripts of most  
non-English-speakers are intentionally broken due to a BC breaking  
change in a bugfix release version?


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