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Authored by: djdawson on Aug 18, '06 10:30:54AM

I just now tested this and Apple's Mail *does" escape leading "From" lines, but it does it with a space rather than the traditional ">" character, and it only does it if there's text after the leading "From" that could possibly be interpreted as an address. The "elm" program on Solaris was perfectly happy with a mail folder I exported that I intentionally tried to break with leading "From" lines in the body of the messages.

So, it looks like Apple's Mail really does save as a valid mbox format, but I only tested the "From" processing. Since that works, however, I expect Apple considered other issues as well. Does anyone have any more details on why these files might not be valid .mbox files?


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