[Mailman-Users] Message IDs & Security

William Yardley mailman at veggiechinese.net
Thu Aug 24 00:27:54 CEST 2006

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 10:23:08PM +0000, Jon Loose wrote:

> I have just set up a new mailman list, which is working well.  Thanks
> to the developers for this software.  Very useful indeed.
> On looking at the downloadable archives, the message ids are very long
> indeed (over 100 characters).  I took a look at the same file for this
> list, and the ids seem shorter.  Is there any way to get shorter
> message ids?  (This is just a cosmetic issue as regards reading the
> archives, but important for users.)

Message-Ids are generally set by the user's MUA (i.e., the mailer of the
person who sent the message). It's possible that a lot of people at your
site use a mailer that generates long Message-IDs - some versions of
Outlook come to mind.


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