Re: [hypermail] mbox_shortened only works once

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 11:08:33 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <> (Tobias Weber) writes:
>I might have misunderstood. The "From xy" line starting a message in mbox
>format is totally wrong when using fetchmail. Only "Date:" seems
>authoritative as it is set by the sender and never modified.

 It looks like it won't be possible for the defaults to satisfy everyone, so I have added an option called use_sender_date which should improve date handling on systems such as yours. We will probably need more fiddling with which date is used where, but it should be working right most places if this option is set to reflect which date is more authoritative.  

>> I've checked in this change, and I've also checked in a change to make
>> the mbox_shortened option handle duplicate Message-Id's a little bit better.
>I still got the same error with the same two IDs. How do I best split my
>existing mbox to work with the existing .htm2index? Can formail be used to
>remove duplicates?

 I don't know much about formail.
 You may be able to get away with removing the check around lines 2027-2036 of parse.c that produce the "msgid mismatch" error, although this will create a risk that hypermail will produce bad results with no warning if the first Message-Id in the shortened mbox was a duplicate.

Peter McCluskey          | "To announce that there must be no criticism of | the President, or that we are to stand by the
                         | President right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
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