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Re: [Nmh-workers] Request Deprecation of mts.conf's mmdelim1 and mmdelim

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Request Deprecation of mts.conf's mmdelim1 and mmdelim2.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:00:38 -0400

>> I suppose that's a reason, but it just seems like mbox has been the
>> standard for approximately forever and MMDF is one of those weird relics
>> like UUCP that I only hear about once in a million years.
>Which is a shame. One of the first things I learnt was that
>using in-band data as a separator is a bad idea, so mmdf was
>obviously a more sensible format than mbox. The last time I saw
>a “>From” that should have been a “From” in a mail body was much
>more recent than it should have been.

It occurs to me that given the advent of MIME, \n^A^A^A^A\n is, as far as
I can tell, valid content for a 7bit or 8bit message part.  I'll admit that
it is unlikely (certainly far less likely than a \nFrom), but I don't think
it's as out-of-band as you think it is.


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