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Re: kmail no longer setting message-ID?

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Am Freitag, 27. Dezember 2002 21:06 schrieb Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists:
> On Fri, 27 Dec 2002, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> > No, its an optional setting with default to "off" because the kmail
> > programmers realized (back in KDE2.2.2) that not the MUA is responsible
> > for the Message-ID but the first MTA. Why? Because all dial-up computers
> > create non-unique Message-ID because it cannot be assured that the
> > servername part of the Message-ID is unique (mostly, a local dummy name
> > is chosen). Unfortunately, some use local MTAs with locale names and the
> > same thing happens.
> Um interesting. That also means, that by default one won't be able to
> sync draft messages and the like (mailsync is relying on msg-ids for
> synchronizations sake)

Hmm, synchronisation might be an issue when done with the Message-ID header. 
But there _are_ other ways. Lets think about comparing the contents that are 
important information (like message content, To:, From:, CC:, BCC:, any 
more?). Maybe slower with masses but to get the header, you have to get the 
whole message anyway, don't you?
Then ups, sorry, your mail messed up my threading. Actually, that's the worst 
that could happen, isn't it?
But who cares about all this? Bored mailing list admins?

BTW: What's the point in using IMAP when not using it as such (working online 
with an IMAP capable program that simply uses the draft from the server). Or 
maybe I did not get the point here?


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