mailbox module broken!

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at
Thu Oct 3 21:45:00 CEST 2002

On Thu, 03 Oct 2002 14:15:09 -0400, Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     Stuart> mbox = mailbox.UnixMailbox(f) ...
> Does the problem disappear if you use the mailbox.PortableUnixMailbox
> class? Many systems don't generate valid From_ lines.
> PortableUnixMailbox treats any line beginning with "From " as a From_
> line.  UnixMailbox uses a much stricter definition.
Yes the problem disappears when I use PortableUnixMailbox.  I guess UW
IMAP isn't so portable.

As a bonus, PortableUnixMailbox is also much faster than the strict

So when would one use 'UnixMailbox'?

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