[Dovecot] Managesieve AUTHENTICATE with IDN using UTF-8 or encode into ACE?

Christian Rohmann crohmann at netcologne.de
Tue Feb 21 17:05:39 EET 2012

Hey dovecot-users,

clients that speak telnet based protocols like http, smtp usually encode
IDN (International Domain Names) containing UTF-8 characters into ACE
(ASCII Compatible Encoding) punycode.

I am wondering what the case was with managesieve (RFC 5804). For
example if I was using a username like "user@äüö.example.com" with the
AUTHENTICATE command. Would that need to be encoded into ACE or be left
in UTF-8? Reading section "2.1. AUTHENTICATE Command" or "4. Formal
Syntax" suggests that quoted or literal UTF-8 is correct.



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