[Kde-pim] Message filenames in local maildir storage

Michael Leupold lemma at confuego.org
Wed Nov 12 08:11:13 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 11 November 2008 21:39:38 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 November 2008, Michael Leupold wrote:
> > 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:
> http://cr.yp.to/proto/maildir.html
> http://www.courier-mta.org/maildir.html
> http://www.qmail.org/qmail-manual-html/man5/maildir.html

Sorry for asking such a stupid question. I should have checked that before.
Thanks for the answer - so it seems it's maildir that is broken on windows 
(the spec, not kmail's implementation :)).

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