Converting MBX to MBOX formats
brettw at cray.com.au
Mon Feb 18 15:32:33 EST 2002
> On 2002.02.16 22:17 Doug Palmer wrote:
> To answer my own question:
> > Would anyone know
> > what
> > the MBX format used by Mahogany is?
> It's a binary format used by pine and IMAP. It essentially contains the
> straight text mail messages, with a CRLF convention, but surrounded by
> header information containing message length etc. information, to allow
> quick searches and lookups.
Are you sure about that? I use pine and I never see binary in my
mailboxes. I thought they were good old mbox. Or are you talking about
PC-PINE? Maybe that's different.
> It's undocumented as a format. The author informs me that he likes to keep
> it that way so that people access it through the IMAP API.
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