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Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r104691: Don't reuse previous Mes

From: Uday S Reddy
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r104691: Don't reuse previous Message-id when resending.
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:28:52 +0100
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On 6/28/2011 3:56 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

Who's talking about _reuse_?  The use case is that the original
message didn't get sent.  There's no reuse; there's a single message
with an ID that never saw the light of day before.

If the original message didn't get sent, there is no issue at all. Richard's problem was that it got partially sent to some of the recipients. These recipients then received a second (retried) copy of the same message at a later date and got "confused". Richard is trying to help these confused mail clients. That is the use case.

By the way, if my mail client got confused in that way, I would regard it as a bug and fix it, not force the senders to change their software.

Now, can we _please_ stop this silly thread??

Multiple copies of messages floating around the cyberspace with different message ID's is a form of pollution. The gnu servers are partly responsible for this. The gnu newsgroups and mailing lists are full of broken threads as a result. Richard's decision makes the problem slightly worse. But it has been pretty bad already.


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