Re: [hypermail] Problems with mbox

From: Paul Haldane <>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 09:30:12 +0000 (GMT)
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My guess would be that the 'missing' messsages either don't have a message-id: header at all _or_ they have the same message-id as other messages in the same folder. By default (I think that's the default) hypermail ignores such messages. You can change the options in the config file to not ignore such messages (can't remember the exact variable but if you look for msgid it should be obvious).


Paul Haldane
Computing Service
university of Newcastle

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001 wrote:

> Hello,
> I have several moderate mboxes with 40-200 messages each. When I run
> hypermail it seems to make archives consisting of 1 to 30 messages, thus
> leaving out many of the messages in the mbox. My mbox messages look just
> like those in the hypermail documentation with each messages starting with
> a header of the sort:
> >From ???_at_??? Thu Jul 06 15:46:48 2000
> The mboxes came from Eudora on a Mac (I'm running Hypermail on a Linux
> box). I understand that Eudora uses UNIX mbox format. The line endings are
> all "\n". Putting CRLF between messages does nothing. I can't figure out
> what's causing hypermail to omit messages, or what's wrong with my
> mboxes. I'd gladly write a script to clean up the headers or reformat
> them, but I don't know what's wrong with them, and they look like normal
> mbox headers. Any advice?
> -Chris Seidel
> -- Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology -- UC Berkeley * Kane Lab --
> As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should
> be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours;
> and this we should do freely and generously. -Benjamin Franklin
Received on Fri 23 Feb 2001 06:30:41 PM GMT

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