Re: hypermail-2b27.tar.gz available

From: Kent Landfield <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 18:22:54 -0600 (CST)
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I just mailed this out ...

# # The same problem exists in 2b27, using input from both stdin (incremental)
# # and an mbox. The problem does go away if I use the stripsubject directive,
# # which for me is an acceptable workaround.
# Could you send me a sample mailbox with just a couple messages that
# show this ? Please send it to and I'll
# see what I can do about fixing it.

The fuctions that deal with replies look for the Re: and return a pointer to the subject line after the "Re: ". Since the [subject-prefix] is being put in directly after Subject: in the messages, such as:

Initial message:

   Subject: [subject-prefix] the subject of the message


   Subject: [subject-prefix] Re: the subject of the message

Since most list servers that have this option enabled prefix the listabrev to the subject line, if it is not already in the subject, the Re: processing gets confused. The best solution is to use the directive

        stripsubject = [subject-prefix]

in the config file for that list. Then [subject-prefix] is stripped before the Reply processing occurs and the proper things happen. I see this as the proper fix since hypermail would need to know to strip the initial messages [subject-prefix] anyway.

I added this to the faq on the web site.

Thanks Xual.

Kent Landfield                        Phone: 1-817-545-2502             
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Received on Tue 23 Nov 1999 02:23:26 AM GMT

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