[sup-talk] About faking message IDs

Nicolas Pouillard nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 15:21:29 EDT 2009

Excerpts from William Morgan's message of Thu Oct 15 17:29:29 +0200 2009:
> Reformatted excerpts from Michael Stapelberg's message of 2009-10-15:
> > No, in my case it did not. The reason for that is calling "deliver"
> > directly, that is without talking SMTP to a mailserver. Thus, no
> > headers are getting added. Surely this is a corner case, but I think
> > it will cause headache for system administrators running into this
> > one, if they notice it all (overwriting messages is quite dangerous).
> Ok. I think it's fine to generate the message id via another mechanism,
> e.g. the way we do it in edit-message-mode ("<#{Time.now.to_i}-sup-#{rand 10000}@#{hostname}").

This way we loose the reproducibility, but I concede that we can't have both.

Nicolas Pouillard

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