> * Tatsuo Ishii <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [070515 21:19]:
> > As I proposed for many times, why don't we add message number to each
> > subject line in mail? For example like this:
> > 
> > [HACKERS: 12345] Re: Not ready for 8.3
> > 
> > This way, we could always obtain stable (logical) pointer, without
> > reling on particular archival infrastructure.
> Isn't that what the "Message-Id" field is for?
> http://news.gmane.org/[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> a.

Maybe. However I think "subject-sequence" has some advantages over

- Easy to identify. Message-Id may not appear on some MUA with default

- More handy than lengthy message Id

- Easy to detect messages not delivered, by knowing that the sequence
  number was skipped
Tatsuo Ishii
SRA OSS, Inc. Japan

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