Pls include Message-Id hdrs!! (Re: alternate mail archive)
peter at cadcamlab.org
Wed Jun 28 18:44:16 GMT 2000
[Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com>]
> Message-Id is not included in that archive.
You have a point. Message-Id is there, as it turns out, but only in an
HTML comment, so it's not visible when rendered. I will look into the
options to see if there's a way to show it in MHonArc.
> > Unfortunately To and Cc are axed at samba.org, courtesy of
> > listproc. Nothing I can do about that. (Fortunately, according to
> > Tim Potter, listproc's days at samba.org are numbered....)
> Strange, they don't seem to be
lists.samba.org cheats. (: It somehow gets access to the message
*before* listproc mangles the headers. By the time they hit my
mailbox, the original To and Cc headers are long gone.
> I really like the version of HyperMail that's in use right now at the
> current Samba archives.
To each his own. I find HyperMail totally unbrowseable. MHonArc seems
to have been *designed* for Lynx.
> I do wish that the Samba mirror sites would update their mail
> archives more often, in "real time" if possible.
The archive I just set up empties its spool files every 20 minutes via
cron. I didn't want to spend all my CPU regenerating indexes if a
burst of mail came in. I suppose I could go with 10 minutes if that
makes a difference.
> > What we really need is a mail archive program that puts in a little
> > "send me this" button which e-mails the current message, in
> > pristine condition, back to you. Pristine except that it should
> > add a header like X-Request-IP: to make it easy to filter, in case
> > of abuse.
> Oh yes, I _really_ like that idea.
Well, it requires keeping around the full text and headers of every
message, as opposed to keeping around the important headers and an
HTML-ified copy. That implies either twice the disk space used, or
every HTML-ified message dynamically generated from the plaintext. I
think I'd go with the latter option if I felt like implementing this at
all, which at the moment I do not.
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