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bug #17579: message ID's are censored along with addresses

Submitted by:  Jeff Breidenbach <jab>
Submitted on:  Thu 31 Aug 2006 06:10:51 AM UTC  
 
Category: Mail ParsingSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 1 - LaterItem Group: Undesired Behavior
Status: PostponedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Operating System: AllPerl Version: 5.8.8
Component Version: 2.6.16Fixed Release: 

Mon 30 Jul 2007 02:54:48 AM UTC, comment #2:

I see this request as pretty obscure and less important than other bug reports.

Jeff Breidenbach <jab>
Tue 01 May 2007 03:43:22 PM UTC, comment #1:

> I know I once saw a mailer that stuck the sender's
> address inside the message-id; this caused some
> grief. Maybe it is stultifyingly rare, though.


I believe a mailing list source package (ListServ?)
did this.

It is a real pain since a single message will have
a different message-id for each receipient. I think
this violates the semantics of message-id, where the
message-id should be the same for the same message.

Earl Hood <ehood>
Project Administrator
Thu 31 Aug 2006 06:10:51 AM UTC, original submission:

I'm not sure it is worth the risk of false
negatives, but maybe it makes sense to consult
the message-ID database when deciding whether
something is an address or not. It would be really
cool to support automatic linking to the
relevant HTML page if a message-ID matches.

I know I once saw a mailer that stuck the sender's
address inside the message-id; this caused some
grief. Maybe it is stultifyingly rare, though.

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On the archive pages, messaged IDs are treated like e-mail addresses and bunged. Is there something that you can do about this?

An example can be seen at:
http://www.mail-archive.com/tbudl%40thebat.dutaint.com/msg91844.html


The message-id in question is:

-unavailable-

I don't see an obvious way to exclude it and include
real email addresses using a regexp.

Do you have a suggestion?


Mail Archive Support @ 2006-8-28 9:34:07 PM
"Message IDs Munged" <mid:2dd4e38b0608281934s554d96bch10c00b166e32cf5d@mail.gmail.com>

> I don't see an obvious way to exclude it and include real email
> addresses using a regexp.


> Do you have a suggestion?


If it is prefixed with mid or msgid, perhaps? Or, maybe if the list in question already contains a message with that message ID (this doesn't work when lists refer to each other, however). Aside from those, no, I cannot think of a good way to simultaneously protect e-mail addresses and display message IDs.

Jeff Breidenbach <jab>

 

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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 03 Jan 2011 06:10:48 AM UTCehoodCategoryNone=>Mail Parsing
    Mon 03 Jan 2011 06:00:37 AM UTCehoodPriority5 - Normal=>1 - Later
    Fri 31 Dec 2010 08:41:30 PM UTCehoodSeverity3 - Normal=>2 - Minor
      StatusNone=>Postponed
      Operating SystemLinux=>All
    Thu 31 Aug 2006 06:11:46 AM UTCjabCarbon-Copy-=>Added -unavailable-

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