[Mailman-Users] changes at aol

Christopher X. Candreva chris at westnet.com
Wed Aug 13 17:07:15 CEST 2008

On Wed, 13 Aug 2008, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> I'm confused. How do you use the Message-ID for this? Even when
> messages are fully personalized, every recipient's message has the
> Message-ID of the original, incoming message.

It may depend on how your MTA is set up. On my lists, there is an internal 
Received: line where the mailman machine hands off the message to itself. 
That message ID allows me to lookup the recipient despite AOL's obfuscation.

Here's an example from a test list, luckly someone just tested it:
(Mycroft is the border mail machine, Friday is the web/mailman server)
If I had a complaint I would look up message ID m7DF2jJX008532 on 
host Friday. 

Received: from friday.westnet.com (Friday.westnet.com [])
    by westnet.com (8.14.0/8.14.0) with ESMTP id m7DF301M001618
    for <chris at westnet.com>; Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:03:01 -0400 (EDT)

Received: from friday.westnet.com (localhost [])
    by friday.westnet.com (8.13.8/8.13.8) with ESMTP id m7DF2jJX008532
    for <chris at westnet.com>; Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:02:45 -0400 (EDT)

Received: from Mycroft.westnet.com (Mycroft.westnet.com [])
    by friday.westnet.com (8.13.8/8.13.8) with ESMTP id m7DF1ddZ008518
    for <Testlist at mailman.westnet.com>;
    Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:01:44 -0400 (EDT)

Chris Candreva  -- chris at westnet.com -- (914) 948-3162
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester

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