[Question #255075]: End of body / message terminator in .txt archive?

Mark Sapiro question255075 at answers.launchpad.net
Sun Sep 28 04:36:59 CEST 2014


Question #255075 on mailman in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mailman/+question/255075

    Status: Open => Needs information

Mark Sapiro requested more information:
What Mailman version is this? Is this an old version or perhaps an old
.txt(.gz) file in the older portion of an archive? In any recent version
of Mailman body lines beginning with "From " will be escaped somehow.

Many modern MUAs will either quoted printable encode the 'F' as '=46'
when sending such a message and many MTA/MDAs will escape the line by
prepending '>', and if all that fails and a message arrives to Mailman
with a body line beginning with "From ", Mailman will prepend the
line(s) with '>'. Mailman has been doing this for a long time.

See the description of the mangle_from flag at
<https://docs.python.org/2/library/email.generator.html#module-
email.generator>.

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