Re: converting Unix mbox to hypermail archive

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 23:04:26 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <> (Lee Rothfarb) writes:
>I am a new user of hypermail. Got it configured and installed. Runs
>well. Decided to try and convert some Unix mboxes to hypermail format,
>so used the hypermail -m command with the various other options (-d -l -b
>-a -c). Instead of the result being a directory containing a series of
>HTML files numbered from 0000.html onward, I ended up with a dir.
>containing one large HTML file (0000.html) containing all of the messages
>in the Unix mbox, strung one after the other. Either that's the way the
>command works, or I did something wrong. If the latter, can someone tell
>me how to convert the mboxes properly?

 I would guess that your mbox has something nonstandard on the lines that mark the start of each message. They should look something like this:

>From Sun Jul 9 03:43:54 2000

 Hypermail is rather picky about requiring the day of the week ("Sun", "Mon", etc.) in this line.

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