[Kde-pim] Message filenames in local maildir storage

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Tue Nov 11 20:39:38 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 11 November 2008, Michael Leupold wrote:
> Hi,
> working bugs this sunday I stumbled upon one stating that local
> maildir folders can't be saved on a windows machine due to a colon
> ":" in the filename. Now, while this bug seems to have been fixed by
> jstaniek making it "!" on windows I was wondering if saving the
> status after the ":" is something only kmail supports or if this is a
> shared feature and is needed for interoperability with other clients
> like Thunderbird.
> Maybe this could be simplified - after all migrating from
> kmail/windows to kmail/free-os should be possible :)

It's a standard feature of the maildir format which is supported by many 
mail servers and mail clients. Here are a few links with information 
about the maildir format:

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