[Mailman-Users] changes at aol

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Wed Aug 13 17:20:15 CEST 2008

On Wed, 13 Aug 2008, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:

> 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 (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)

That's not a "Message ID", that's a queue ID. And yes, I do the same

-- Larry Stone
   lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

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