Re: Another From: header problem...

From: David D. Kilzer <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 10:53:26 -0600
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You know, all of these header problems seem to be a case of parsing. I'm pretty sure there is an RFC (or three) that covers the correct way to parse email headers, but I think such code has already been fetchmail.

I read ESR's "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" last weekend, which cronicles the work he did on fetchmail.

In it, he talks about implementing RFC 822 parsing for email headers, as well as RFC 1652 which covers 8-bit MIME support.

Perhaps it would be beneficial for us to pull out this parsing engine from fetchmail to use in hypermail. I think it might solve a lot of problems and fix a lot of header parsing issues!

Dave wrote:

>Here's another From: header that HyperMail 2.0a16 refuses to process:
> From: <>
Received on Wed 31 Mar 1999 12:17:07 AM GMT

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