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Re: [OT] Regular DKIM issues on this ML (was: Re: why !oh why Debian and application list)

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 10:13:11AM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Sat 13 Jun 2020 at 16:05:17 (+0200), l0f4r0@tuta.io wrote:
> > However, this extra ">" should have been deleted upon viewing the email, no?
> How would the viewer's email client know whether the > in
> >From had been added by some such scheme as above and should
> be removed, or was a genuine occurrence in the original email?

Exactly.  It's a non-reversible mangling of the message body, prompted by
an extremely well-known limitation of the mbox formats.

See <https://jdebp.eu/FGA/mail-mbox-formats.html> for more details.
In particular, we're talking about the
<https://jdebp.eu/FGA/mail-mbox-formats.html#mboxo> section.

This same discussion seems to happen every month on this list, and it's
still not clear to me WHY people can't understand it.  It's not a new
phenomenon.  It's been this way forever.

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