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Re: mailbox.c/writebuf

Sven Goldt writes:
> Hi,
> could you please tell my why writebuf checks for 'From ' in
> a mail ? The header has already been written and if i want a
> >From in the beginning of a line i want a From in the beginning
> of the line and not a >From .
> I haven't read more yet but i think writebuf() needs a rewrite,
> my next try is to use write() instead of writebuf()...maybe
> then it doesn't fake mails.

``\n\nFrom '' is how you find the start/end of a message in a Unix
mailbox.  Amazingly ugly, but an ingrained fact.  Change it at your
great peril (unless you change all your mail readers too).