Re: Cyrus Patches used at FastMail.FM

From: Ken Murchison (no email)
Date: Sat May 27 2006 - 09:37:02 EDT

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    Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
    > On Fri, 26 May 2006, Ken Murchison wrote:
    >> Comments on the non-local ones:
    >> - cyrus-8bit-2.3.3.diff
    > As I said in my reply to the CVS commit (which I noticed before this mail),
    > I am quite surprised by this patch being accepted.
    > Was it not the position held by CMU in the last five years or so that one
    > such patch would *have* do to it properly and re-encode the header to some
    > default charset, in order not to corrupt the store with lack of charset
    > information (for searches) ?

    I decided that I don't care to fight the fight any longer. If people
    want to continue to write/use crappy email clients that don't follow
    specs, that's fine by me. If admins want to let non-compliant email
    messages into there store, they are now free to do so by disabling

    Let it be known that I (CMU) am not endorsing crappy/misconfigured
    clients and/or non-compliant messages, nor am I endorsing disabling

    I will add text to imapd.conf(5) that states that disabling munge8bit
    will most likely break SEARCH.

    Henrique, do you recall if SEARCH dies, or just doesn't get any useful
    hits on non-tagged 8-bit headers?

    Kenneth Murchison
    Systems Programmer
    Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
    Carnegie Mellon University
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