Error in mail list MBOX file format 2012 February
capellan2000 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 18:40:31 CST 2012
The software that is storing the mail from this list,
made two parsing errors in the mbox file... again
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The software failed to mark two instances where the word "From"
appears at the beginning of a line.
The errors are only in lines 3250 and 8397
of the decompressed mailbox text file.
Line 3250 From the dictionary:
Message from Bob Sneidar
Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:32:03 -0800
Subject: How does a command find out who called it?
Line 8397 From my experience of working with type for over 35 years,
Message from Paul Hibbert
Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:13:33 +0000
Subject: What is up with FormattedHeight?
"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...
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