OT - EMEW (Enhanced Message-ID as Email Watermark) breaks pipermail threading

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Aug 25 17:24:03 IST 2008

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 09:35:19PM -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> I notice a few frequent posters on this list, including Jules since
> late May, appear to receive list posts with Message-IDs munged with
> EMEW watermarks. Thus their replies to list posts have In-Reply-To:
> with the munged Message-ID which breaks threading in the pipermail
> archive at <http://lists.mailscanner.info/pipermail/mailscanner/>
> (every time Jules replies to a post, a new thread is started).
> I am a Mailman developer and am concerned about what, if anything, I
> should do about this for the near term. My specific concerns are

You should rip Barracuda a new one: munging the IRT header's message-id
violates RFC 28222 ss 3.6.4.

I would not at all recommend 'enabling' them by working around this:
make sure that it's very clear to everyone exactly what's breaking and
why, and whom they should contact at Barracuda to get them to stop.

"Enhanced".  Did they get bought out by Microsoft?

-- jra
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