[ mailman-Bugs-451475 ] header munging ruins threading
Bugs item #451475, was opened at 2001-08-16 03:55 You can respond by visiting: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=100103&aid=451475&...
Category: nntp/news Group: 2.1 beta Status: Open Resolution: None
Submitted By: CrackMonkey (monkeymaster) Assigned to: Barry A. Warsaw (bwarsaw) Summary: header munging ruins threading
Initial Comment: The header hacking done by ToUsenet.py ruins threading in mail! It takes a perfectly good message ID, and throws it away! news replies to a mail message appear to be replies to the parent (since the news messag references contain the references of the parent + some crazy mailman message ID).
This is bogus.
At the very least, could you add the real message ID somewhere so that newsreaders will include it in the references headers? Some of us actually use threaded mailers, you know!
Comment By: Barry A. Warsaw (bwarsaw) Date: 2002-04-12 12:16
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The problem is that many NNTP servers are really picky about message-id's; they won't allow duplicates, and they won't allow cross-postings with the same message-id. I suppose if the message had an id we could try to preserve it, attempt a post, and if that's rejected by the nntpd, we could try again with our own crafted message-id.
I'm up for any suggestions that are rfc-compliant and work with the widest range of currently existing nntpds.
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