[Python-Dev] mUTF-7 support?

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Fri Oct 10 02:34:08 CEST 2014

On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:33:58 +0200, Jesus Cea <jcea at jcea.es> wrote:
> On 10/10/14 01:08, Victor Stinner wrote:
> > When you say "IMAP4", do you mean any IMAP4 server? Do you have a list
> > of server vendors known to use the encoding mUTF-7?
> All of them. IMAP4 protocol **REQUIRES** mUTF-7.


> I am volunteering and can even do the mercurial PUSH myself :-p. That is
> an advantage over some of those new encoding requests :-pp.
> But then yes, I realize that this is a specialized tool (even if IMAP4
> is probably the most popular mail access protocol in the world), we can
> accommodate every use-case and there are tons of mUTF-7 libraries out
> there already.
> So, I am asking :).

I see you are already nosy on issue 5305.  I don't think there is any
question that this is a useful and desired feature for python's imaplib.
If it makes sense to implement it as a codec, there is no reason *not*
to do that.


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