[Dovecot] Encoding dovecot keywords

Michael M Slusarz slusarz at curecanti.org
Sat Apr 9 00:50:09 EEST 2011

Quoting Алексей Сундуков <public-mail at alekciy.ru>:

> But I can't understand what encoding use dovecot for keywords? I set
> "тест" (number 5) keyword:
> cat dovecot-keywords
> 0 &bcienqrbbeiepgqybdaetw-_&bdwenqrcbdoema-
> 1 test
> 2 $label1
> 3 $label2
> 4 $label3
> 5 &beienqq6beeeqg-
> but "&beienqq6beeeqg-" do not convert to "тест". Why?

Because only mailboxes are encoded in Modified UTF-7.  There is no  
equivalent encoding for keywords.  Keywords are *not* meant to be  
directly viewable by an end-user.  Converting between a keyword and  
the representation displayed to the user is the job of the MUA.


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