I installed mhonarc version 2.1.0 on my PC (MS-Windows 3.11, perl 5.004)
I noticed the following two problems:
1) HTML documentation file-names overlap on MS-DOS 8.3 file-system. For
instance tsubjectbeg.html and tsubjectend.html
Thanks for submitting.
Non-Unix MHonArc support relies on volunteers, none of whom run DOS or Win
3.1 any more to my knowledge. There are a few Win32 assisters who would
not pick up this kind of problem empirically.
2) The following problem occurs with Eudora 3.01(16) mailboxes
mhonarc extracts the date from either the Date: or Received: fields.
These Eudora mail-boxes contain neither Date: nor Received: fields.
The date is available only from the "From " message separator.
That is (unfortunately) typical of Eudora out.mbx files. Incoming mail
contains a standard date field but outgoing mail saved by Eudora does not.
If I remember correctly, this also affects Eudora messages copied from the
out.mbx file into any other Eudora mailbox.
Wrote a perl script zz.pl that extracts the date from the From field
and writes a new mail-box with Date: fields.
out.mbx: Sample mailbox
zz.pl: Perl Script
That's the way I've dealt with this also. Rather than making MHonArc grow
beyond the few well-known formats it handles well, make a preprocessor to
handle message files in other formats.
In a related note, I've been trying to write a processor to export
Microsoft MAPI-format mail (Exchange and Outlook) to a MHonArc compatible
format, with slow results because of the complex way that MS stores its
mail messages (COM object database). It would be nice if there were a Perl
Is there any interest in using MHonArc with MS Exchange or Outlook mail?