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Symbols in mailbox names

Post by bpeate on Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:10 am

I have a number of mailboxes whose names contain symbols such as !,@,#,>. The symbol is usually the first character of the mailbox name, and it appears that Pandora has trouble with that. I have had mail in those mailboxes "disappear", particularly if I try to rename the mailbox. The mail files are still there on the disk, but they sometimes get renamed with the symbol left out, so the filename no longer matches the mailbox name. Once that happens, Pandora can no longer find it, so you can't open that mailbox any more. Is there any particular reason Pandora shouldn't be able to handle symbols the same as alpha-numerical characters?

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Re: Symbols in mailbox names

Post by Admin on Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:22 am

Hello Bill:

Following symbols can not be used in Windows for file-names:
Code:
\/:*?\"<>|

The same rule applies for Pandora's mailboxes (for now).
Pandora won't allow you to create/rename a mailbox that contains one of those symbols.

If you close Pandora and try to rename mailbox-files manually, Windows won't allow it.

On the import, "illegal" symbols are striped from mailbox names (
Code:
so <SOME> becomes SOME
).

In addition to illegal symbols, exclamation mark can not be used as well.
Code:
@#
are fine, you can use those.

Maybe not starting with the next release, but Pandora will allow you to use "illegal" symbols (and the exclamation mark) in mailbox names.
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Re: Symbols in mailbox names

Post by eppack on Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:09 pm

Pure idle curiosity. Why would you want symbols in mailbox names? Well, other than Bold and/or color, for an example.

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