Re: [hypermail] Problems with mbox

From: Chris Seidel <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 01:04:46 -0800
Message-Id: <v04210103b6ba818db82f_at_[]>

I found the problem causing hypermail to miss most of the messages in my mboxes. Deleting messages with lines like the following:

Content-Type: multipart/alternative;



Content-Type: multipart/mixed;


allowed hypermail to find all the messages in my mboxes. I had been using the distributed "test.rc" config file. Adding the text_type option:

text_types = multipart/alternative
text_types = multipart/mixed

and suddenly my mboxes are processed properly with all messages found. Even though only ~1% of the messages had these types, they seemed to interfere with the rest of the messages being processed. Glad to find an easy fix.

Thanks - Chris
PS - I'm also glad that Eudora for the Mac uses mbox format that can be pumped straight to hypermail on a linux box!

>On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Chris Seidel wrote:
> > This mbox has 193 messages. However hypermail makes an archive with only
> > 9 messages. Another similar mbox with 47 messages makes an archive of 23
> > messages. I'm stumped.
>Please take note on the details.
>Make an as small mbox as possible that makes this problem appear.
>Which mails end up converted to HTML and which don't? What do the skipped
>mails have in common? How does your config file look?
>If you can repeat this with a small mbox, can you edit out all
>personal/sensitive data in it and make it available for us to debug with it?
> Daniel Stenberg - - +46-705-44 31 77
> ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol

Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology "Information wants to be free." UC Berkeley * Kane Lab 614 Barker Hall Received on Thu 22 Feb 2001 10:51:26 AM GMT

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