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Re: Recognize mbox files?

From: Chetan Pandya
Subject: Re: Recognize mbox files?
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:34:36 -0800 (PST)

From: Richard M Stallman <address@hidden>

    What about assuming that rmail files always start witj "RMAIL" or
    "XMAIL" (and ignore case-sensitivity)? Then RMAIL.foo would be a RMAIL
    file, and xmail.123 would also be a rmail file.

I normally use *.xmail for these files.
I think others use *.mbox.
But the general idea would work.
If the intent is to work with other mail readers, assuming any such extension 
will be difficult.  As long as the files are used from within rmail, no such 
convention is needed, as rmail can expect them to be formatted as expected.

Personally I am against C-x C-f trying to interpret these files as rmail files 
automatically, but it may still be useful to specify binary coding for these 
files when editing these files.  The users, of course, have the option of 
setting auto-mode-alist and auto-coding-alist as they like.


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