I manage several lists with members from the Ohio state government. Their
email has the following date format that is not recogized by MHonArc:
Date: Fri Nov 1 09:42:46 1996
That date is invalid, and MHonArc has every right to interpret it wrongly or
(better) reject it outright. The correct syntax for RFC822 dates is:
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 09:42:46 -0500
Developers of date parsers have learned to deal with an awful lot of trash.
The parser I wrote for Worldtalk would parse the above correctly, and many
other variant forms as well. But it took me almost a week to write and debug
the d**n thing. It was fun, but was it worth the effort?