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

Submitter:  Jeff Breidenbach <jab>
Submitted:  Thu 31 Aug 2006 06:10:51 AM UTC
   
 
Category:  Mail Parsing Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Undesired Behavior
Status:  Postponed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  All Perl Version:  5.8.8
Component Version:  2.6.16 Fixed 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>
Group 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:

 14738154.20060824170821@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?





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
    2011-01-03 ehood CategoryNone Mail Parsing
    2011-01-03 ehood Priority5 - Normal 1 - Later
    2010-12-31 ehood Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
        StatusNone Postponed
        Operating SystemLinux All
    2006-08-31 jab Carbon-Copy- Added -email is unavailable-

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