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Re: [Nmh-workers] A useless but interesting exercise: Design MH from scr

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] A useless but interesting exercise: Design MH from scratch in the 2014 context
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:20:12 -0800
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Ken Hornstein wrote:
if "mail" commands can't trivially be part of shell scripts
then having one message in a file is a lot less interesting

I'm not sure I follow.  From where I'm sitting MH mailboxes are only
useful with traditional Unix tools true if the vast majority of email
you have in your mailbox is US-ASCII text/plain only.  Can't speak for
anyone else, but that's slowly becoming less and less true for me.
 the number of messages in my mail repo whose bodies are in 
quoted-printable or base64, or which have attachments that are binary, 
i've only been able to access my stored mail, or indeed inbound mail 
containing commands of some kind, with perl's "MIME" modules for some 
time now.

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