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Apostrophe Encoding on Display Name for Exchange Mailboxes

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Adding an apostrophe as part of a Display Name attribute on an Exchange mailbox in SolidCP 1.4.9 reveals the character encoding, and then re-encodes the ampersand on subsequent updates to the mailbox. Steps to replicate:  

  1. Create a mailbox with an apostrophe in the First or Last Name (such as O'Connor).  

  2. Update the mailbox in some way. We disabled the user.  

  3. Return to the Mailbox list view and edit the settings of the mailbox again  

  4. The apostrophe shows as an encoded character in the name  

  5. Make another change to the mailbox and save.  

  6. Return to the Mailbox list view and edit the settings of the mailbox again  

  7. The original apostrophe now shows as encoded, along with the ampersand used to encode the original apostrophe.  

  8. You can continue this loop ad nauseum, and it will continue to encode the ampersands from the previous encodings..

 

You can erase the encoding and return it to just a regular apostrophe. However, you would have to remember to do that every time you make a change to that mailbox. The attached file is what it looks like after the second mailbox update (step 6 above).

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