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From: David W Noon <dwnoon@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Threads changing Was: OT: website design
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 22:17:00
Message-Id: 20110605225430.6556f152@karnak.local
1 On Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:20:01 +0200, Mick wrote about Re: [gentoo-user]
2 Re: Threads changing Was: OT: website design:
4 [snip]
5 >This is what Knode is showing as header references in your message
6 >that I thereafter responded using Knode and
7 >
8 >Path:!not-for-mail
10 Bingo! We have our culprit.
12 Here is my Path: header for your message:
14 Path:!!
16 robomod
18 A Path: line is read from right to left. This means that the message
19 started at "robomod" -- which is a mail->news gateway, most likely from
20 the list server -- and then went via NNTP to and then to
21 Only at this stage were the message id's modified!! This is
22 not the list server, as I had previously thought, but some newsserver
23 that has penchant for corrupting header lines.
25 Perhaps the BOFH description is appropriate. ... :-)
27 [For those not old enough to remember, here is a link to the original:
29 ]
31 The upshot is that anybody who reads this list through an NNTP server
32 that is downstream from will be replying with bogus message
33 id's. This will cause thread breakage whenever a reader's MUA cannot
34 rebuild the thread from Subject: and Date: header lines.
36 Just *why* the server does this to the message id's has me
37 baffled.
38 --
39 Regards,
41 Dave [RLU #314465]
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43 dwnoon@××××××××.com (David W Noon)
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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Threads changing Was: OT: website design Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>