[Mailman-Users] "No subject" messages in archives

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun May 20 17:51:16 CEST 2007

Ivan Van Laningham wrote:
>I ran cleanarch, yes, but all it did was to escape every single "From " 
>line, which would make arch think there was only one message.

Then either the From line doesn't match the pattern
mailbox.UnixMailbox._fromlinepattern or it is not followed immediately
(with no intervening lines or maybe even '\r') by a line that looks
like a message header.

If there is intervening whitespace between the "From " line and the
message headers, that may cause the spurious archived empty messages.

>Do lines beginning with whitespace before a From count?  There are about 
>a hundred of those in the input mbox.

They shouldn't be a problem.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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