Re: Duplicate message ids

From: John Finlay <>
Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 23:30:36 -0700
Message-ID: <>

Paul Haldane wrote:

> We're talking about a small number of messages here (in the test mailboxes
> I'm using at the moment, perhaps 4-5 out of 1000) but obviously this
> depends on the MUAs in use by people sending the mail that hypermail is
> archiving. I think we should do something reasonable but not expend too
> much effort on it (at this point). I reckon reasonable in this case means
> replacing the duplicate msgid with a new one and not worrying about
> replies being attached to the wrong thread (after all it's not our fault -
> the user's MUA should't be generating duplicates).

But how can you tell which one has the broken duplicate and which is the OK duplicate? Seems like you'd have to keep both with the duplicate msgid and try to separate by subject for replies.

John Received on Thu 06 May 1999 08:29:54 AM GMT

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