Kind of OT: guess what I found!
t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 23 11:24:39 GMT 2009
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009, Julian Field wrote:
> On 21/2/09 00:43, Scott Silva wrote:
>> For some reason Julian's posts are not making it to the gmane archive.
>> are you setting an x-no-archive header or something?
>> I guess I won't see his response.... That's kind of a paradox!
> As far as I am aware there are no special or strange headers in my posts, I
> just send them using Thunderbird, nothing clever. (currently using Shredder
I wonder whether if might be the "Message-ID" in Julian's emails?
Here are some of the headers. The 'Message-ID' is wrapped ("folded" in
RFC822 terminology), contains spaces, commas and a tab; the tab is
probably the result of the folding. RFC822 suggests that 'msg-id'
should be "<" addr-spec ">". (As I read it, if its syntax wouldn't be a
valid email address, then it wouldn't be a valid 'msg-id' either.)
Chasing down the syntax from there suggests that such a 'Message-ID' would
seem borderline at best; my suspicion is that it is beyond the borders.
Even if such a Message-ID is technically legal, the "be conservative in
what you send" principle might suggest considering a revision.
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(It happened to come to my attention for a different reason: a few weeks
ago, something started very occasionally tripping some syslog-analysis
stuff we do on the campus gateways (i.e. routinely on millions of emails).
I had put it on the "get a round tuit sometime" list. This discussion
prompted me to look, and discover that the instances seem to be Julian's
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