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Re: [K12OSN] OT: please keep your to: and reply-to line manageable - mozilla



Tim Litwiller <tim litwiller net> wrote:

>>
In mozilla mail the to: line forces the window to resize if it is
extremely long and this is the only mailing list where I have seen long
to lines
<<

I noticed that myself this week, when I stopped receiving mail from the
list and then was automatically unsubscribed. I was seeing things like this
in my mail server (Lotus Domino) logs:

13/03/2004 10:36:39 AM  SMTP Server: hormel.redhat.com (66.187.233.30)
connected
13/03/2004 10:36:40 AM  SMTP Server: Message 0081B34B received
13/03/2004 10:36:40 AM  SMTP Server: hormel.redhat.com (66.187.233.30)
disconnected. 1 message[s] received
13/03/2004 10:36:41 AM  Router: Unable to deliver message 0081B34B to
lesbell from k12osn-admin redhat com
13/03/2004 10:36:41 AM  Cannot store document; database has too many unique
field names.  Please ask your administrator to compact the database.
13/03/2004 10:36:50 AM  Router: Transferring mail to domain REDHAT.COM
(host mx1.REDHAT.COM [66.187.233.31]) via SMTP
13/03/2004 10:36:53 AM  Router: Transferred 1 messages to REDHAT.COM (host
mx1.REDHAT.COM) via SMTP
13/03/2004 10:36:56 AM  Router: Message 0081B57D transferred to
mx1.REDHAT.COM for k12osn-admin redhat com via SMTP

After long investigation, I discovered that the sheer number and size of
the headers (hence the reference to "unique fields") on email from this
list was overflowing a thing called the UNK table in my mail database.
Along the way, I found that the size of the headers on list mail from
hormel.redhat.com is often - in fact, usually - larger than the body of the
email. I guess it complies with all the relevant emails, but man! - it's
just plain *rude*!

Best,

--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
[http://www.lesbell.com.au]




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