Don't Allow Duplicate Folder Names or Symbols in Folder Names 
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: Deb Carpenter1070 30 May 2008
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When naming a folder in your mail file, Notes will propt you if you try to duplicate a main folder name on a new mail folder name, but it allows it if the duplicate folder name will reside in a sub-folder. Since this will eventually cause problems after several duplicate folder names are created, Notes should not allow any duplicate folder names. Problems are also evident when the user uses punctuations and/or symbols (e.g., ! @ # $ %  ^ & * (  ) + = , . / ? | \ { } [ ] ` ~) in their folder names... and yes, I have seen them all. Using symbols can disrupt the indexing of the folders. Therefore, it would make sense to not allow the user to use these when creating new folders.

1) Eric Larson2099 (09 Apr 2010)
I have customers experiencing database corruption as a result of duplicate "reserved" folder names. We need to prevent this from happening or at least warn the user that they are about to do something that could cause corruption.
2) Andre Guirard121 (14 May 2013)
I don't know of any problem pertaining to duplicate subfolder names. Can you please elaborate? Also, most of those punctuation symbols aren't a problem as far as I know, though _ / \ | are, and also ( if it's the first character. Those symbols I agree we should prevent through validation, but if there are problems caused by the other punctuation you list, can you please spell them out?


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