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Decodes text from IMAP UTF-7.

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MBS( "Text.DecodeIMAPFolderName"; Text )   More


Parameter Description Example
Text The text in IMAP's modified UTF-7 encoding. "Test&AOk-"


Returns OK or error.


Decodes text from IMAP UTF-7.
Use this for IMAP folder names to decode the name and show to user.

See RFC 2060:

You may do a directory listing for IMAP, then decode the names for display, but keep the original encoded names to later do a query for folder content.


Decode Entwürfe:

MBS( "Text.DecodeIMAPFolder"; "Entw&APw-rfe" )

Example result: "Entwürfe"

Decode Testé&

MBS( "Text.DecodeIMAPFolder"; "Test&AOk-&-" )

Example result: "Testé&"

Decode path with chinese characters:

MBS( "Text.DecodeIMAPFolder"; "~peter/mail/&ZeVnLIqe-/&U,BTFw-" )

Example result: "~peter/mail/日本語/台北"

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Created 18th March 2019, last changed 14th December 2021

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