Mailing List Message #6526
From: LiangTyan Fui <>
Subject: Re: Account file format
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 17:55:02 +0800
To: (SIMS Discussions) <>
On 13/7/00 2:21 AM, Technical Support, Stalker Labs wrote:

> Hello,
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2000, 15:22:40 GMT
> Serge Belleudy-d'Espinose, <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This is a question for all the RFC gurus out there.
>> I'm writing a quick-and-dirty applescript to parse a mailbox and resubmit
>> every single mail inside. Can I rely on the initial 'From ' line always
>> being followed by 'Return-path'?
>> If not, and assuming I don't want to use any regex osax, how can I be sure
>> that the 'From ' line is really a rfc header, and not the word 'from' at
>> the beginning of a line - as I've seen many times?
> This is an ugly BSD mailbox limitation and SIMS uses the standard workaround
> for this: whenever a line in the received message body starts with "From ",
> that line is preceded with ">". So mailbox parsing will work ok, but this
> workaround may wreck digital signatures, if any were applied to the message...

But Dimity the recent SIMS doesn't add ">" to "From" anymore.
I discovered this recently - and my usual method of interpreting the "From"
as mark of beginning of email has failed.

LiangTyan Fui

> Best regards,
> Dmitry Akindinov
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