[H-GEN] I have a bad Postfix setup (appently)

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Mon Jan 24 04:28:25 EST 2005

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 07:02:03PM +1000, Harry Phillips wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 17:23 +1000, Greg Black wrote: 
> > While I'm at it, both Harry and Barry have a different piece of
> > bad setup -- they both generate ridiculous Message-Id headers.
> > I've left them at the top of the quoted material from my message
> > above.
> > 
> > If you look at the Message-Id on this message, you'll see the
> > kind of thing that you would expect to see.
> > 
> I have the default (almost) install of Postfix that is supplied on
> Ubuntu (which is based on Debian). How do you suggest I go about
> "fixing" the "problem"?
> Is it just me or could our time be better spent than on an issue of
> "ridiculous" Message-id's that most mail readers hide anyway? Even if
> the mail reader didn't hide the header stuff I could imagine most people
> using them would not take much notice of it anyway and get to the "guts"
> of the message as a habit.
> Greg's message-id: nospam-1106550957.31014 at gecko.gbch.net = 38
> characters
> My message-id: 1106550496.4465.30.camel at localhost.localdomain = 46
> characters
> Oh my god Greg you are right, my message-id is an extra 8 characters, I
> am truly sorry to you and all the people that had to go out and buy more
> storage space because of my "bad setup".</sarcasm>

He was complaining that the domain part of your message-id was
localhost.localdomain instead of a real hostname.

Message-Ids and In-Reply-Ids are important in threading and message
tracing. Please treat them that way too.

> Don't you have *anything* better to do?

Relax. It's already warm enough without you heating up.

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