[Imap-uw] mixcvt 'data length error'
mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Wed Apr 18 09:49:59 PDT 2007
On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Mark Crispin wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Fred Seaton wrote:
>> The source mailbox format is "mbox".
> Thanks; I had guessed that this was in traditional UNIX mailbox format. I
> would very much like to see the *source* mailbox that causes the problem.
I should emphasize that this is NOT a bug in mixcvt; this is a bug in the
traditional UNIX mailbox format support code.
mailutil works around such bugs since it can encounter defective IMAP
servers in which the RFC822.SIZE does not match the size of the header
plus the size of the message text. That workaround slows mailutil down
(it has to fetch the message text twice for each message) so I would
prefer in mixcvt to fix the bug in the traditional UNIX mailbox format
support code rather than work around the bug.
-- Mark --
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