On 20 Jul 2007, at 15:26, Barry Warsaw wrote:
BTW lurker gives all messages an ID which is 3 parts separated by periods. The first part is a date field - ie 20070720, the second part is the receive time, UTC, as 6 digits, and the final part is some form of hex id. The nice part is if you quote just the first (or first 2) parts of message ID you get messages around that time...
Obviously Mailman can't know the second and third parts so it can't use them in its list copies. I dislike using YYYMMDD because of the high number of collisions.
Its used as part of a UID, but has the nice feature of allowing easy queries as to other messages at that time.
If the archiver is local you also have the information for part 2 of the UID - lurker takes it from the From_ line.
[ Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham@InTechnology.co.uk ] [ - Comments in this message are my own and not ITO opinion/policy - ]