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Bug#295435: marked as forwarded (sylpheed: Mis-parsing mbox file From li

Subject: Bug#295435: marked as forwarded sylpheed: Mis-parsing mbox file From lines
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 14:48:44 -0800
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has caused the Debian Bug report #295435,
regarding sylpheed: Mis-parsing mbox file From lines
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
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The /var/mail/USER mbox files are documented in:

file:/usr/share/man/man5/mbox.5.gz        (Debian mutt package)
file:/usr/share/man/man8/mail.local.8.gz  (Debian sendmail package) 

to have messages starting at "From " lines following empty lines. However,
sylpheed looks for "From " lines followed by lines that might be a header.

As an example, sylpheed will mis-parse a message containing

  You asked about my laptop.
  From memory, the MAC adress is
  Hope you can set DHCP for it.

(seeing a bogus new message at the From line).

Checking that the "From " line is followed by a header may be useful; but
sylpheed MUST check that the "From " line follows a blank line (or is at
the beginning of the file).


Paul Szabo - [email protected]  http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au:8000/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics  University of Sydney   2006  Australia

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