Re: [hypermail] Feature request: suppression of message ID's

From: Balázs Bárány <>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 16:24:48 +0200
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first, a huge "thank you" for maintaining the software, it is really good.

In e-mail clients, they are used for threading messages. I assume HyperMail uses them for threading messages, too.

The question is, are message IDs of any use in the generated HTML documents? Are they ever read again by HyperMail or any other tool? If not, and as they are only HTML comments anyway, there is no real use in keeping them; the harm in having them has been demonstrated; my mailserver still gets spams to message IDs like 2001...messageid..._at_myserver.

So I think if HyperMail doesn't need the Message IDs in the HTML, it should obfuscate or suppress them by default.

I've removed the IDs with a perl script from my archives some time ago without noticing any bad effects.


Balázs Bárány    ICQ 10747763

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Received on Wed 15 May 2002 04:29:27 PM GMT

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