RE: Processing Eudora mailbox files

2000-11-05 21:11:18
Those using Eudora 5 and with access to an IMAP server can
convert the EUdora Mailbox by
        - creating a folder on the IMAP server
                (may need to create an account on the IMAP server and
                 configure that servr/account in Eudora as a separate 
               The folder should then be created from Eudora, which will create
                 the corresponding acct on the IMAP server.
        - copying all messages into that IMAP folder from Eudora
        - then using the folder on the IMAP server as MHonArc input
                (with most IMAP servers it would be in UNIX mailbox format)


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-mhonarc(_at_)ncsa(_dot_)uiuc(_dot_)edu 
Behalf Of Earl Hood
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 03:02
To: MHonArc List
Subject: Processing Eudora mailbox files

A user made availabe a sample Eudora mailbox for me to check out.
Here is what I observed:

  o The .toc file is not applicable to MHonArc.  Only the .mbx
    files are applicable.

  o The MSGSEP resource should be set to the following:

      ^From \?\?\?(_at_)\?\?\?

    I noticed that message body lines starting with "From " are
    not escaped, so you need to redefine MSGSEP as above to avoid
    messages from getting split that contain lines starting with
    "From ".

  o Eudora does not preserve multipart message bodies, but does
    not modify the message headers to reflect this.  This is why
    you may get "Warning: No boundaries found in message body"
    messages.  MHonArc will fallback to processing the message
    as a text/plain message, so you can ignore these warnings.

    However, it should be noted that MHonArc is not processing
    the original message data as sent by the sender of the message.
    Therefore, attachments are not seen by MHonArc since it
    Eudora extracts them out.

    Now, one could tweak the text/plain filter to check for
    "Attachment Converted: " lines at the bottom of a file and
    copy the file at given pathname over into the archive.  This
    will only work if the mailbox is being processed on the same
    system that attachment was extracted.

In sum, MHonArc can process Eudora mailbox files, but there are
some limitations as noted above due to how Eudora stores messages.
If it can be arranged, for best results, have MHonArc process the
original raw message, by-passing Eudora.


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