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[REBOL] mailing list since 1998 & full names in sender Re:

From: kevin:sunshinecable at: 24-Aug-2000 10:38

> Hmmm... When exactly was the list started? I just noticed I'm on since > 1998 myself, actually much longer than I thought. ;-)
Tom, I've also been on this list since 1998, but I recall being on the Alpha-test list sometime before that, maybe late 1997 or early '98? Unfortunately, a HD crash wiped out any record of that.
> And... *g* There's one thing I've been missing all the time! > Why are there no full names in the sender entry of the mail header???
You'll recall that before SELMA took over the list, there *were* full names in the header. Ingo and I discussed the "problem" and even had some solutions; none of mine ever got worked through enough to submit to RT for inclusion in Selma (or REBOL itself).
> As far as I remember I once had a look at Selma and the full name gets > stripped somewhere in import-email/parse-header. At least for me the > full name of the sender of a mail is usually rather interesting (and > on the mailing list it would make things a little easier) so why is it > cut anyway???
There's a few different ways that e-mail programs format the From: header, and parsing all of the permutations was a bit of a trick. My sample code from late '99 (message 13311) was fixed up by Thomas Jensen in message 13315 and is a great starting point for a final solution to this. Maybe it's time to dust this issue off and take another look at it. Other messages in the thread/related to this issue are 13119, 13307, 13295, 15460, 36519, 47439. Best regards, Kev ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kevin McKinnon, System/Network Administrator [kevin--sunshinecable--com] Sunshine Communications PGP Public Key: PGP 6.0