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[REBOL] Re: E-Mail saving & loading

From: philb:upnaway at: 10-Jul-2002 1:38

Hi Gabriele/Scott, Thanks for the suggestions .... I worked around the 'problem' by converting the block of email addresses to a comma seperated list (As both you and Gabriele suggested) just before I save the email, but after the email has been sent. This has solved the problem, which was ocurring when saving an email that is addressed to multiple recipients then sending at a later date or time. Cheers Phil === Original Message === From: phil
> I have a problem with my email client .... if I save an email that is
> to multiple users andd then reload it in using import-email the to field
> gets set with a single user. <snip>
rest of email can be seen at: Hi, Phil, I was checking it out when Gabriele made reference to one essential issue and one work around: Knowing that you are working on your most-excellent REBOL email client, I suspect that your sample script shows how you hoped to store multiple email addresses, namely:
> lv-hdr: make system/standard/email [ > Subject: "Subject Line" > to: [[user1--test--com][user2--test--com]] > from: [me--test--com] > date: to-idate now > Content-Type: {text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"} > ]
suggests to me that you hoped to store the multiple email addresses in a block. In addition to Gabriele's suggestion, I can find two alternative approaches that you can explore. One is to present the block as a string, with a comma or semicolon separator: .... to: "[user1--test--com], [user2--test--com]" .... Another approach is to hack the parser. The "offending" routine can be seen with: probe mail-list-rules where the mail list rule considers addresses as being separated by a comma or semicolon: maillist: [ mailbox (append addr-list to-email addr) [[thru "," | thru ";"] maillist | none] ] Appending the option of addresses as being separated by a space will "fix" the problem. append mail-list-rules/maillist/3/1 [| thru " "] What I fear is that this "fix" might end up "breaking" something else. I have no easy way to test this concern. (If it works for the purposes of your program, then great, but warning to other users, I would hesitate adding this to a user.r file, since it may break other scripts.) I personally do not think that this is a bug, per se, in that the parse rules seem to follow the standards. But as Gabriele points out, I guess the rules could be just a bit "smarter" to accept a more REBOL way of storing/presenting multiple addresses. These are just my thoughts. Keep up the good-work on the email client, and I hope that this helps. --Scott Jones