[Mailman-Users] Importing old archives into Mailman

Larry Kuenning larry at qhpress.org
Fri May 10 22:36:49 CEST 2013

On 5/10/2013 3:18 PM, Barry S. Finkel wrote:

> The ">" in front of "From " in message bodies IS REQUIRED.

Of course it's required -- as long as the file is serving as a real 
mbox.  That's why I put the ">" back in before having Mailman index the 
files for the archives of the new lists.  ("Undoing that change was easy 
enough" is how I put it in my first post about this.)

I had started taking out the ">" long ago when I thought the only future 
use for these files would be as human-readable text files, where the ">" 
would be perceived as clutter or as a mistaken attempt to indicate 
quotation.  There's no law that says what was once an mbox file has to 
remain an mbox file forever if nobody's going to read it except in a 
notepad or word processor.  Which is what I expected at the time.

Larry Kuenning
larry at qhpress.org

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