[Mailman-Developers] "@" in mail **text** gets replaced inarchives
harald.meland at usit.uio.no
Sun Sep 28 05:13:55 EDT 2003
> I really really want to use something like message-ids to generate
> message file names. I want to be able to generate links to archived
> messages in the footers, but I think the best way to do that is to agree
> on a reproducible, independent algorithm for calculating them.
What input parameters should such an algorithm have? I take it that
you want to use just
* list name and
and I think that would mostly work. However, the "mostly" part means
that Mailman would need to implement some policy for dealing with
posts that use an already-archived message-id. Some possible policies
1) On message arrival, Mailman checks whether the archives already
contains that message-id. If it does, the message is rejected, so
the sender gets a chance to re-post the message with a fresh
2) Whenever Mailman receives a message whose message-id is already
present in the archives, the original Message-Id: header is
renamed to e.g. X-Original-Message-Id:, and Mailman generates a
fresh (as in "not yet present in the archives") message-id before
the message is either archived or sent to the list members.
3) Messages with duplicate message-ids are posted to the members
as-is, but won't be archived.
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