Re: creating archives using 2a22

From: Paul Haldane <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 09:27:07 +0100 (GMT)
Message-ID: <>

By default hypermail expects all messages to have a message-id: line in the headers (and expects the message-ids to be unique at least within the archive). [I think this is actually a reasonable expectation but understand that various things mean that this can't always be satisfied - 'broken' mail systems and archives with only some headers saved].

If you pick up the latest version of hypermail (2a23 which Daniel has just made available) you can set a variable in the config file to allow for missing ids - here's the extract from the changelog

This code is in 2a22 but there was a problem under some circumstances - you may as well go straight to 2a23.


On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, Jane Milne wrote:

> Hi,
> I installed 2a22 and it seemed to compile ok
> but
> when I process a list I get a lot of errors
> of the following type:
> Message-ID is missing, ignoring message with
> subject
> 'Quote: Design workshop'.
> The X-UID number seems to be found in all
> messages
> but the archive contains only about 1/2 of all
> of
> the messages in the actual list. Not good.
> Do you have any ideas?
> thanks,
> Jane
> Jane Milne
> Supervisor, Computer Systems and Information Services
> Canadian Microelectronics Corporation
> Queen's University Phone: (613)
> 530-4658
> 210A Carruthers Hall Fax: (613)
> 548-8104
> Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6 E-mail:
Received on Fri 11 Jun 1999 10:52:08 AM GMT

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