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quotation of database entries, software etc.

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Wed Jan 20 01:21:43 EST 1993


Every time this debate comes up, I drag out this old posting which I
still like myself.  Don Gilbert is right that the Message-Id is
probably the most definitive and potentially useful feature in a
message, but I doubt if it will win widespread following in the user
community due to its apparent complexity.  His example of its use with
Gopher was convincing though (so I should modify my earlier opinion
below 8-).  In regards to another question, message ids are supposed
to be unique, and I do not believe that they are affected by going
from mail to news or vice versa (though I am not going to swear by
this given the multitude of programs in existence 8-).

Dave

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