Re: [Evolution] Evolution generating invalid message-ids

On Fri, 2002-07-26 at 14:37, Jörg Roßdeutscher wrote:

Jörg Roßdeutscher:
Evolution is generating incorrect Message-IDs. Not only for me, but for
many people on a german Suse-Linux-mailinglist. So maybe it's a

Jeffrey Stedfast:
keep in mind that message-ids are not guarenteed to be unique no matter
what you do. rfc2822 even comments on this.

rfc2822 says clearly:

   Though optional, every message SHOULD have a "Message-ID:" field.

Should. You don't HAVE TO generate an id. 
But if you decide to do so:

   The "Message-ID:" field contains a single 
   unique message identifier. has to be unique. 
And other programs do it that way.

Please read further and note that unique means only unique to that
particular machine that generates it.

Evolution has to generate a valid and unique ID

it does, to the specifications that the rfc provides.

- or -
must not generate one and leave this job for the servers.

many servers will not accept messages from the client unless there is a
message-id, in fact this was a bug reported a long while back.

I'd like to continue using this program. I really like it. But I get
bashed on my mailinglists. It seems many people are checking this, I get
a mail every month: "Correct your MsgID!". Hm, maybe typical german. :-)

sounds like someone who has no idea what he is talking about and wants
to feel all 31337 to me.

besides, the CVS versions of Evolution resolve the local hostname to use
the FQDN, so your make-believe problem should be gone.


Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
fejj ximian com  -

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