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Re: Recognize mbox files?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Recognize mbox files?
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 00:15:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> >> 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?

> The conversion happened when you turned on rmail-mode.  If C-x C-f did
> that automatically, the conversion happened automatically just by
> typing C-x C-f.

But could C-x C-f do that "by accident"?  Anyway, even if it could, we
want to be more careful now.  I think the idea of checking the presence
of RMAIL tags before allowing to modify the buffer is a good plan.


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