[hypermail] Problems with mbox -Mac/Eudora

From: Sally Shears <sshears_at_world.std.com_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 15:20:22 -0400
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.4.21.0106021511340.13722-100000_at_world.std.com>

This is a reply to a thread from February.

Chris Seidel was having problems with mbox files from Mac Eudora.

I think the problem is that Eudora strips out the attachments and stores them as mac files. Therefore, the msg that starts out as

  Content-Type: multipart/mixed;


...no longer has the boundary lines and no longer has the encoded parts in the Eudora mbox. That is, hypermail is expecting a multi-part msg... But, the parts are no longer in the file being processed.

One can take unix mbox and let Eudora digest it, but it looks to me that there is a problem going the other way. My personal solution is to keep mbox in unix for possible uses like processing with hypermail.

Another possibility is to have Eudora "Send Again" or "Redirect" the msgs to someplace where you have unix and can capture the whole msg, including attachments.

I've seen mention of a utility program that will convert mbox to and from other email mailbox formats, including Eudora. Perhaps that program will clean up the mbox so you can process it with hypermail. Or, just delete the lines that make hypermail think it's processing a multipart msg.

Hope this may be of help to someone.

Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
http://world.std.com/~sshears Received on Sun 03 Jun 2001 05:38:11 PM GMT

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