>>>>> "CO" == Chip Old <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
CO> I have the uneasy feeling I'm missing something obvious here,
CO> but... Using archive2.pl (Majordomo 1.94.1), is there any way to strip
CO> the envelope sender ("From") line off a message before it is appended
CO> to the archive?
If you did that, it wouldn't be a UNIX mbox file. That is the format that
archive2 is supposed to store its files in. Remove that line, and you've
broken what archive2 is supposed to do.
CO> Some subscribers complain that when they "get" an archive file, it
CO> comes through as lots of individual messages rather than all in one.
CO> Apparently Sendmail (theirs or ours) seens those "From" lines and
CO> complete headers, so treats each message in the archive as an
CO> individual message.
Well, their mail delivery agent is either supposed to escape the From
lines, or add a Content-Length: header in the mail as it delivers it. If
it's doing neither, then they have something that needs fixing.
CO> Matter of fact, I'd like to be able to strip off most of the header
CO> lines, leaving only "To: ", From: ", Date: ", and "Subject: ". The
CO> rest aren't of much use in an archive, and take up a lot of space.
Perhaps you'd be happier using archive.pl? Archive2.pl is designed to do
exactly what you don't like. You can download the file and read it as a
folder in your favorite mailer. If you take out the message separator and
the headers, this won't work. (Well, the Received: lines are of dubious
value, but most of the others are useful.)