Subject: Re: Getting mail to Eudora mailboxes
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 09/02/1997 22:02:31
At 19:29 Uhr +0200 02.09.1997, Matt Thomas wrote:
>Eudora is a Windows based mail readers which is widely used.  It uses
>Berkeley type mail files to store its mail.  However since it's
>windows-based the lines end with <CRLF> instead of just <LF>.
>So to get mail(1) to read Eudora folders, you first have run them
>through vi or sed or whatever.
>Attached is a small patch to mail(1) which allows mail to directly
>read Eudora folders off a DOS partition.
>Would anyone complain bitterly if I committed it?

I would. Well, not exactly btterly; but Eudora started as a *Macintosh*
mail reader and still is maintained on both platforms. So you might as well
find <CR> line endings in your mail folder if you were on a mac68k machine
and were able to mount a hfs volume (afaik not quite here, but some day...).

So please keep in mind that not all the world's an i386 and handle both
<crlf> and <cr>.  =8)


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