Its a long shot..

Gary Brewer gary at
Thu Apr 6 13:40:00 BST 2000

Hi Everybody,

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I was looking at
/var/mail/username the
other day and was wondering, how do programs like pine and pop3 daemons
know the beginning an end of any email. Is there a comman start and end
character that I can't see? Most emails begin with From .... but this
always be the case because you can write From ... in the body of a

Does anyone know exactly how it works, is there another file I should be
looking at ?



Gary Brewer
gary at

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