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Saturday, February 28th 2004, 10:29am

Kmail only supports us-ascii chars in password :(

Hi guys,

Imho Kmail has a serious I18n problem.

If I try to authenticate with a password, that contains danish chars (because I'm danish - and that makes it harder to bruteforce too :) it doesn't work with kmail - I get this info:

In IMAP clear text login, only US-ASCII characters are possible. Please use a different authentication method that your server supports or change your password.

If I use envolution (1.2.x) it works fine. Envolution-1.4.x for some annoying reason only works if the server uses UTF8 as charset - not if the client and server just uses the same charset (which is why 1.2.x works).

Am I not right in this being a bug - courier-imap works fine (my imap-server) - so if kmail would just try the password I gave it - it would work, as long as the server and client were using a similar charset (which they usually are - otherwise kmail could convert to UTF8 - but this should be optional on the client side IMHO).

I would very much like to use kontact as my new mail-client - but many users have danish characters in their passwords, and there's no good reason why they shouldn't be able to have that. I works perfectly when they login via Webmail (squirrelmail).


Sunday, February 29th 2004, 9:19am

Found an existing bug entry on it - added my comments :)