[tpop3d-discuss]Confirmed bug with tpop3d-1.5.3

Jakob Hirsch jh at plonk.de
Sun, 4 Apr 2004 12:10:22 +0200

Darren Casey wrote:


> This bug as been confirmed by testing the same spool file with
> another POP3 deamon.

which other one?

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you wonder what happens here?
The message delimiter in mbox files is "\n\nFrom .*\n", so MDAs usually
mangle "From" to ">From". I don't know how your other pop3 daemon detects
new messages, maybe by some additional logic that looks for header lines
after a "From", but that's wrong (though I'm not a mbox expert). I've only
checked with popa3d (version 0.5.1 and 0.6.4, which is the current one), but
it behaves like tpop regarding this.
So I tend to say: Fix your MDA.


PS: I never had such problems on our own mailserver... Maildir is really
nice. Just a hint...