On 2004-11-01 17:09, Charles Lindsey wrote:
Why can't it be mbox files? There's lots of postings that I archive
locally. It looks to me like a news article in mbox format. What's the
An mbox file contains '^From ' lines that contain the envelope From
address, plus a time stamp. Since news articles don't have any envelope,
they cannot be stored in pure mbox files.
Maybe - my newsreader just saves this info before, e.g.
From t-use(_at_)gmx(_dot_)net Fri Nov 5 11:39:39 2004
From: Martin Trautmann <t-use(_at_)gmx(_dot_)net>
It take the address from From: and the time stampe while actually saving
The problem arises in User Agents that try to overload one of the same two
buttons "Reply" and "Reply-to-All" to double up as the "Followup" button
when operating in News mode (a practice strongly deprecated by the GNKSA,
but prevalent in many 2nd rate agents anyway).
Then it's more a question of poor user interface, where the agent trained
the user to use 'reply/reply to all', while it did not teach the
difference between postings and mail, between follow-up and reply