[Pkg-exim4-users] What's generating this psuedo header >From ?

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Sat Apr 28 07:50:56 UTC 2007

On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 04:11:06PM -0500, mark david mcCreary wrote:
> From mdm at internet-tools.com Fri Apr 27 16:02:17 2007
> >From Debian-exim  Fri Apr 27 16:02:17 2007
> Received: from relay.internet-tools.com ([]:2893)
> 	by carriage.mail-list.com with esmtp (Exim 4.63)
> 	(envelope-from <mdm at internet-tools.com>)
> 	id 1HhWdS-0001c5-TB
> The above snippet of email was delivered thru Procmail, and ends up
> with the >From header.

The "From " line is a separator in an old-fashioned mbox to mark the
border between two messages in the mbox file. To avoid confusion, any
line starting with "From " in the message gets escaped with ">" when
the file is wrriten.

So what happens is that one From:-line is generated by one tool, and a
second one by a second one.

I suspect that the "From Debian-exim" is generated by procmail.

I have not worked with mboxes in years, I cannot comment any more.

> It may be because I compiled my own Debian on this machine ?

Your own Debian?


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