Error in mail list MBOX file format

Alejandro Tejada capellan2000 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 19:11:22 EST 2011


Hi All,

The software that is storing the mail from this list,
made two parsing errors in the mbox file.

Download the file from:
http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2011-December.txt.gz

The software failed to mark two instances where the word "From"
appears at the beginning of a line:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbox

"mboxo and mboxrd locate the message start by scanning for From lines
that are typically found in the e-mail message header.
If a "From " string occurs at the beginning of a line in either the headers
or the body of a message (unlikely for the former for correctly formatted
messages, but likely for the latter), the e-mail message must be modified
before the message is stored in an mbox mailbox file or the line will be
taken as a message boundary. This is typically done by prepending
a greater-than sign:"

>From my point of view...

Al




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