Re: [hypermail] Problems with mbox

From: Chris Seidel <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 03:55:52 -0800
Message-Id: <v04210102b6baae9a4f87_at_[]>

Perhaps you can enlighten me on the correct action to take? For instance all the messages are of the type below. I find one boundary but never a second one, and then the next message starts. Is there supposed to be a second boundary? Is there some other way to deal with these messages? Or fix them? I tried using the ignore_types option, and the messages were parsed but empty. Yet some of them have useful information that I would like to preserve in the archive.

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 From ???_at_??? Sat Dec 02 12:27:44 2000 Received: from ( [])
	by socrates.Berkeley.EDU (8.10.2/8.10.1) with ESMTP id eB1MV1x25823;
	Fri, 1 Dec 2000 14:31:01 -0800 (PST)[...]
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

               boundary="============_-1236413419==_ma============" Message-ID: <a05010411b64dd3ae63a1_at_[]> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 16:17:54 -0600 Reply-To: "To share info regarding GeneChips tech. and Microarrays in

               general" <GENE-ARRAYS_at_ITSSRV1.UCSF.EDU>
Sender: "To share info regarding GeneChips tech. and Microarrays in
               general" <GENE-ARRAYS_at_ITSSRV1.UCSF.EDU>
From: An-Ping Hsia <hsia_at_IASTATE.EDU>
Subject:      position available

X-UIDL: 9daaf140c0ae8e56cfc5481201c483bd Status: O
X-UID: 6

<x-html><!x-stuff-for-pete base="" src="" id="0"><!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN">
<html><head><style type="text/css"><!--
blockquote, dl, ul, ol, li { margin-top: 0 ; margin-bottom: 0 }   --></style><title>position available</title></head><body> <div><font face="Times New Roman" size="+2" color="#000000"><b>Staff Scientist<br>[stuff deleted]


 From ???_at_??? Sat Dec 02 12:27:45 2000 Received: from ( [])
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>On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Chris Seidel wrote:
> > I had been using the distributed "test.rc" config file. Adding the
> > text_type option:
> >
> > text_types = multipart/alternative
> > text_types = multipart/mixed
>That's a very bad idea. Tricking hypermail into believe those sections are
>text sections will severly screw up the multipart parsing.
> Daniel Stenberg - - +46-705-44 31 77
> ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
Received on Thu 22 Feb 2001 01:42:39 PM GMT

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