On 2019-06-28 23:24, Frank Watt wrote:

I'm looking at the getmail documentation...

BTW, Is "mbox" the standard abbreviation of Mboxrd or is it something else?
Mbox is not a single file format; it's a family of related formats, all partially incompatible. The original form, and many variants, damage messages slightly. Most of the major variants were attempts to reduce or eliminate the damage to messages.

Mboxrd is one of those variants. It was invented by Rahul Dhesi, about 1995, about 20 years after mbox was invented.

Mutt automatically reads most variants of mbox. With file locking, getmail and Mutt should be able to use mbox together.

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