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Re: eliminating mail duplicates fails recently

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 13:14:31 +0000

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 02:30:39AM +0100, Neels Janosch Hofmeyr wrote:
> Hi mailer gurus,
>
> I use some tool to eliminate message duplicates received from this list and
> reply-all-ers. As usual, this checks for these headers to be the same:
>
> From:
> Date:
> Message-ID:
> Subject:

Why not filter duplicates by just the Message-ID?
That's unique by definition.
I've been doing that for ages and never had a problem.

> Since recently, tigris.org changes the From: header to add quotes around the
> sender's real name. E.g.
>
> From: Foo Barrington <foo_at_bar.com>
>
> becomes
>
> From: "Foo Barrington" <foo_at_bar.com>
>
> and eliminating duplicates fails all of a sudden.

That just means your filter software is broken.

> While I accept the point that the duplicates parsing works fine when using
> the remaining three headers (except From:), IMHO it's really not necessary
> to have the quotes there in the first place...
> Thanks for taking notice ;)

Keep in mind that changing From: headers is something *anyone*
subscribed to this list can do, not just the mailing list software.

Stefan

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