* Help testing Exchange IMAP server search?
@ 2022-05-06 17:32 Eric Abrahamsen
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From: Eric Abrahamsen @ 2022-05-06 17:32 UTC (permalink / raw)
Hey can someone(s) with an IMAP account on a Microsoft Exchange server,
who is running Emacs from master, help me test search capability?
I just pushed a change to gnus-search that will help improve search
handling for Exchange servers, but there's more work to do.
In a nutshell: Exchange advertises the LITERAL+ capability. But it only
accepts searches using the US-ASCII charset. Right now, if the code sees
a non-ascii search string, and the server has LITERAL+, it will encode
the string using the literal+ format and send CHARSET UTF-8, which
results in an error from Exchange.
The other option is to ignore Exchange's LITERAL+ capability, and put
double quotes around the non-ascii string. I don't know if that will
work or not, that's what I need help testing.
I'm hoping someone will:
1. Pull and build today's Emacs code.
2. Search an ascii-only string like "FROM eric" (it doesn't matter if
you use the parsed queries or not) and verify it works.
3. Search a non-ascii string like "FROM Jérôme" (something that *should*
return results!) and tell me what happens.
4. Eval the method definition below, and repeat both of the above tests.
Thanks in advance!
(cl-defmethod gnus-search-imap-handle-string ((engine gnus-search-imap)
(if (string-match-p "[^[:ascii:]]" str)
(if (string-prefix-p "\"" str)
(format "\"%s\"" str))
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