Re: hypermail-20b3

From: Eric Stewart <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 12:56:28 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.02A.9907301245340.28875-100000_at_dudley>

	Well, let's just lay it all out ;)
	What I do is I have several Unix aliases that go to one account,
but get archived through that account to separate hypermail archives. When the mail shows up, procmail is used to check the To: and/or Cc: lines to see which alias it's going to, and then it's piped to hypermail with the appropriate rc file specified using -c (to be sure that the message is archive properly, -i is also specified).

        So yeah, it could be the way procmail feeds the message to hypermail (or even sendmail -> procmail -> hypermail). :) And it's not a "major" inconvenience, really; just one of those things that everything would look "nicer" if the >From line wasn't there.

        As a side note, I've dropped the 'Subject' showheader but kept the other two. Considering how the mail aliases get bounced around, responded to, and sometimes just plain old 'used', it's very nice to know who else supposedly got the mail, other than the alias itself.

        Watch the list for another possible nitpicky bug shortly (trying to get as much info, and see if it's already been patched)! ;)

On Fri, 30 Jul 1999, Paul Haldane wrote:

> Two issues here
> 1. I reckon that the mechanism you're using to feed messages into
> hypermail is resulting in the first line of each message being of the form
> >From estewart Fri Jul 30 10:05:56 1999
> In multi-message mode hypermail looks for 'From ' at the start of a line
> as a separator between messages so that's not ideal. If you're working in
> single shot mode that it's less of an issue.
> 2. When printing the headers if showheaders is set then hypermail shows
> any messages included in the show_headers set _plus_ any headers that
> start with a non-alphanumeric character. The comment with this bit of
> code say sthis is to make sure the blank line between headers and body
> gets printed - if so I think it would be better for us to use an explicit
> test for that.
> > > > How can I get rid of that initial ">From" line?
> > >
> > > Do you get the same effect with 2a23? I don't think there's anyone around
> > > that is very keen on hunting for bugs in b3.
> >
> > Yes. Took me a while to realize you guys took the 'set' out of
> > the configuration files (yeah, I'm behind). But this is what the config
> > file says (well, the two lines I think you need to know about):
> >
> > hm_showheaders = 1
> > hm_show_headers = To,Cc,Subject
> >
> > And this is what's popping up in the mail:
> >
> > >From estewart Fri Jul 30 10:05:56 1999
> > To:, Super-User <>
> > cc: "Eric Stewart (SYS)" <>
> > Subject: one last test

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