Re: allow disabling the check for multi-message mboxes

Subject:Re: allow disabling the check for multi-message mboxes

Date:Sun, 20 Feb 2022 09:23:14 -0400


From:David Bremner

David Bremner <> writes:

> Notmuch tries to prevent users from shooting themselves in the foot by
> indexing mboxes containing multiple messages. On the other hand some
> MTAs (notably common configurations of postfix) like to deliver mail
> to file the looks like mboxes. This can occasionaly cause problems
> where notmuch thinks a file is an mbox, but it really isn't (see patch
> 2/6).  This series makes the corresponding check optional, while
> defaulting to preserving the current behaviour.

The series I just applied fixes the problem that motivated me to write
this series. On the other hand, that is specific to delivery via
notmuch-insert. For the moment I going to continue to wait for feedback
on this series.
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