Re: [MORG] I-D Action:draft-ietf-morg-list-specialuse-03.txt

Timo Sirainen <tss@iki.fi> Wed, 17 November 2010 01:10 UTC

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On 17.11.2010, at 0.42, Barry Leiba wrote:

>>> Ah, good point. I think \Inbox and friends shouldn't be shown for
>>> INBOXes (etc.) of other users.
> 
> I wonder when y'all last read this doc: \Inbox has been out for a while now.

I didn't even think about that.

> I'm not sure we want to restrict things, and forbid using a shared
> mailbox for some functions.  While I agree that in most cases you'll
> want to have all the special-use boxes in the user's private
> namespace, I'd rather keep any discussion of that as non-normative
> advice.
> 
> What do you folks think of that suggestion?

I guess it's ok to have to have them in other namespaces, as long as the namespaces are how Mark intended them, meaning LIST "" * won't show such namespaces' contents.

>>> CREATE command "USE" parameter: In some server implementations, some
>>>    special uses may imply automatic action by the server.  For example,
>>>    creation of a "\Junk" mailbox might cause the server to start placing
>>>    messages that have been evaluated as spam into the mailbox.  Server
>>>    implementors SHOULD consider the consequences of allowing a user (or
>>>    client program) to designate the target of such automatic action.
>> 
>> Maybe make it clearer with a note something like: "(e.g. mailboxes
>> containing spaces, line feeds, quotes or '`' characters might break some
>> scripts)".
> 
> Hm.  That's not what that security note is talking about at all.  I
> could certainly add your note as well (though I don't know that it's a
> security consideration), but it's entirely orthogonal to the paragraph
> you cited.

Oh. What possible consequences there could be then?