IMAP Date-Time format for Append
robm at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 26 23:40:47 EDT 2008
We're pretty sure this is related to the timezone being represented as a short name, as opposed to in numeric format (+0400, etc.). The IMAP spec is vague on whether or not this format should be accepted. I believe that this has to do with the way the function from the C Library converts the string, but am not sure.
The spec isn't vague at all:
append = "APPEND" SP mailbox [SP flag-list] [SP date-time] SP
date-time = DQUOTE date-day-fixed "-" date-month "-" date-year
SP time SP zone DQUOTE
zone = ("+" / "-") 4DIGIT
; Signed four-digit value of hhmm representing
; hours and minutes east of Greenwich (that is,
; the amount that the given time differs from
; Universal Time). Subtracting the timezone
; from the given time will give the UT form.
; The Universal Time zone is "+0000".
Seems pretty clear that what the client is doing is broken. Having said that, the parsing code is in cyrus, so changing the C library won't help. You'll need to dig into the cyrus source.Rob
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