[Dovecot] Encoding dovecot keywords

Алексей Сундуков public-mail at alekciy.ru
Sat Apr 9 13:41:15 EEST 2011

Ok, but if I write my own MUA application? If different MUA use it's
own encoding format I think it's bad, very very bad way. Because
application can't decode keywords written by another application.

Can someone known a solution to this problem?

2011/4/9 Michael M Slusarz <slusarz at curecanti.org>:
> 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.
> michael

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