[Mailman-Developers] X-Message-ID-Hash header (was Re: Python 3)
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Dec 30 14:33:03 CET 2014
No Jeff-relevant discussion here, I think, so I'm not going to spam.
Barry Warsaw writes:
> >The last two are too easily confused with Archived-At.
> Suggestions welcome. :)
When I have one, of course. But it's worth ruling out non-starters
quickly, if possible.
> >Yes. The problem is that there are people out there with MUAs
> >that provide bogus Message-IDs (Kyle Jones's VM used to do that),
> >and for those people all messages after the first get dropped.
> As you know, I have limited tolerance for broken MUAs.
As I also know, you don't usually impose your opinions on third
parties with a different point of view. And the first mission of
mail-related applications is to make sure mail gets to where it's
suppose to go. Or do you want your name cursed in the same breath
with AOL and "Yahoo!"? :-)
> Gosh, do people still use VM? :)
Sure. The main difference between VM "virtual folders" and Gmail
"labels" is that virtual folders actually do what labels are
advertised to do. :-)
> Right. MM3 does not current reject messages with duplicate
> Message-IDs, but I think it should.
That sounds like a mess to me. For one thing, do you mean "reject"
(and the sender gets a bounce) or "discard" (silently)? Neither of
those sounds like a good thing to me.
I'd much rather that it reject messages with duplicate content and
different Message-IDs. ;-)
> >Well, that's true for *us*. The folks at the IETF don't have a
> >habit of leaving well enough alone, though. ;-)
> Right, so let's do what *we* think is right, right now, and let the
> committee take 10 years to define a standard. ;)
Hey, that's *my* ten years you're offering there!
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