[ mailman-Feature Requests-669056 ] Archive URL in Email

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Feature Requests item #669056, was opened at 2003-01-16 09:12
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Grant Bowman (grantbow)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Archive URL in Email

Initial Comment:
When an email goes out, it should have the assigned URL
in the header.  This requires you to know what it is as
you send it out which can be tricky.  I don't know if
Mailman is designed to handle such a feature.  I hope
it is!


Comment By: Bryan Fullerton (fehwalker)
Date: 2005-08-23 11:24

Logged In: YES 

Some sort of unique identifier (a hash, or some other
permanent ID tag inserted as a header in the .mbox file) for
each message would be very useful if the archive is later
modified and rebuilt.

Currently if a message is removed or added and the archive
rebuilt, search engines must reindex the entire archive to
get the updated URL for each message based on the new
sequence numbers. For large archives this is non-trivial.

+1 for a unique and permanent URL per message, +0 for having
the message URL included in the message/headers.


Comment By: Jim C. Nasby (decibel)
Date: 2005-08-23 10:39

Logged In: YES 

I agree this would be extremely handy. I'd post the URL to a
thread about it on mailman-users, but I'm too lazy to find
it in the archive. Of course if there was a URL in the emails...

FWIW, Brad Knowles posted that right now this isn't possible
to do because the archives use a sequence number. If instead
they used a hash of the email, then doing this would be easy.


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