[Mailman-Users] Problem with inappropriate breaks in messages

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Apr 20 17:42:22 CEST 2010

Terri Oda wrote:

>There's a program in bin called "cleanarch" that can be run on your 
>archive to fix this problem.  It cleans up the offending From lines from 
>older mbox files so that you can run arch again and generate correct 
>html versions of the archives.

Terri is correct. cleanarch will escape the unescaped From_ lines in
the .mbox, but it seems you have done that yourself in some way, and
the issue is with new messages.

So the question is why is this happening with new messages? Again, what
Mailman version is this?

Also note that escaping From_ by preceding it with '>' is the accepted
way to deal with this. Many MUAs will do it before sending the message
and MDAs will do it too before delivering a message. It is unusual to
be able to pass a From_ through email from end to end without it being
escaped to >From_ somewhere between source and destination.

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

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