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Re: How to refer to other mails (was: Re: completely disable zsh completion system)

Aaron Schrab wrote on Fri, 04 Sep 2020 18:02 -0400:
> At 18:56 +0000 04 Sep 2020, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >  (The message number is a standard feature of MLMs,   
> I'd definitely disagree about that being standard.  The only MLM I'm 
> aware of which provides that is ezmlm,

Sympa does too, in the X-Sequence header by default.

mailman2 and mailman3 maintain a message number ("post_id") internally
and will include it in the subject prefix if configured to do so.

> at least as far as a message number being visible in the copies
> received by subscribers.

That's what I have in mind.

> I subscribe to quite a few mailing lists handled by a number of 
> different MLM systems; none of those lists, outside of zsh-related ones, 
> includes a message number.

Yeah, the message number isn't always _exposed to subscribers_ by
default.  Agreed.  However, it is _tracked_ by default.  (E.g., the
"increment the number by one" code lives in the MLM's code, not in some
random plugin's code.)  Thanks for refining this point.



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