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Re: [Nmh-workers] mime-aware filtering?

From: Jerrad Pierce
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mime-aware filtering?
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:13:05 -0400

>as an unfortunate and unnecessary burden on code whose assumptions have
>been valid for a long time.
But it's still an assumption, and we know what those mean.
More seriously though, is there an actual spec for MH declaring
what valid folder and filenames are?

What's the worst-case for those using older software with assumptions?
They see sub-folders, all ending in .mime, with no valid messages within them.
Annoying perhaps, but not fatal. It could actually be useful, because parts
that are valid messages could be linked to a valid filename for them to access.

Making MIME directories dotted is a work-around, but that's a bit of an
annoyance for things/users wishing to access to them, depending upon the
languages available to you e.g; having to be sure to exclude . and ..

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