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Re: Recognize mbox files?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Recognize mbox files?
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 20:59:20 -0500
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>> > I normally use *.xmail for these files.
>> > I think others use *.mbox.
>> > But the general idea would work.
>> As long as Rmail munges the file without asking

> It just adds one or two X-SOMETHING headers, that's all.

The problem is if this detection is not 100% reliable, this may actually
have a serious consequence, especially if you don't notice it.

>> Otherwise, Rmail will have to be considered risky for use by mail
>> admins.
> Heh, what it does nowadays is nothing compared with what it did before
> the mbox merge: it would convert the file to Babyl!  How's that for
> ``risky''?

But *when* did it do it?  Would it do it, just by C-x C-f <somemboxfile> RET?


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