Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #6533
From: Technical Support, Stalker Labs <support@stalker.com>
Subject: Re: Account file format
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 15:23:41 +0400
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
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Hello,

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000, 09:55:02 GMT
  LiangTyan Fui, <list@magix.com.my> wrote:

>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, <sam@ijm.jussieu.fr> 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.

First, not just "From", but "From ", preceded by an empty line.

Second, I have checked this just before posting.

Best regards,
Dmitry Akindinov

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