Archive URL in Email

Bug #266684 reported by Grantbow-users
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Barry Warsaw

Bug Description

When an email goes out, it should have the assigned URL
in the header. This requires you to know what it is as
you send it out which can be tricky. I don't know if
Mailman is designed to handle such a feature. I hope
it is!


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Decibel-users (decibel-users) wrote :

I agree this would be extremely handy. I'd post the URL to a
thread about it on mailman-users, but I'm too lazy to find
it in the archive. Of course if there was a URL in the emails...

FWIW, Brad Knowles posted that right now this isn't possible
to do because the archives use a sequence number. If instead
they used a hash of the email, then doing this would be easy.

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Fehwalker-users (fehwalker-users) wrote :

Some sort of unique identifier (a hash, or some other
permanent ID tag inserted as a header in the .mbox file) for
each message would be very useful if the archive is later
modified and rebuilt.

Currently if a message is removed or added and the archive
rebuilt, search engines must reindex the entire archive to
get the updated URL for each message based on the new
sequence numbers. For large archives this is non-trivial.

+1 for a unique and permanent URL per message, +0 for having
the message URL included in the message/headers.

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Oliversl-users (oliversl-users) wrote :

DO you mean a header like X-List-*

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Decibel-users (decibel-users) wrote :

A header would certainly suffice. If you wanted to be really
slick I guess you could allow people to add it to the footer
sent with every email, though I'd never use that.

Barry Warsaw (barry)
tags: added: mailman3
Changed in mailman:
milestone: none → 3.0.0b1
assignee: nobody → Barry Warsaw (barry)
Bernard (unowned60)
Changed in mailman:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Barry Warsaw (barry)
Changed in mailman:
milestone: 3.0.0b1 → postponed
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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

This is already available in Mailman 3. See

Changed in mailman:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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