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On Jul 9, 2007, at 11:09 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
John A. Martin writes:
In the absence of a Message-ID on an outgoing mail message many if not most MTAs will add one. Why not let Mailman anticipate the need to add a Message-ID when
archiving the message rather than leaving it to the outgoing MTA?
My reason for saying "last resort" is simply that this is not predictable to third parties. Eg, I send you (a non-subscriber) a message with CC and no Message-ID. You'd like to find the thread in the archives. You may as well just do a linear search on that month's threads.
Yep, and I say "tough". Let John complain to Stephen to fix his MTA
to add those Message-IDs so Mailman doesn't have to. ;)
An URL based on an MD5 of the message body in theory would work, but in the presence of non-ASCII bodies, structured MIME, ML digests, and various MTA autoconversions, that seems fragile.
Agreed, and it would do no better, in fact worse, than base32(sha1 (message-id + date))