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Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag




On Mon 05 Feb 2018 at 13:18:29 -0600, David Wright wrote:

> On Mon 05 Feb 2018 at 19:00:16 (+0000), Brian wrote:
> > On Mon 05 Feb 2018 at 08:32:32 -0600, David Wright wrote:
> > 
> > > If it really worries you, the answer might be ~/.procmailrc and
> > > 
> > > :0 Wh: $HOME/msgid.lock
> > > | formail -D 199999 $HOME/msgid.cache
> > > 
> > > I used it for years.
> > 
> > So has Microsoft in Exchange. They use it to delete a user's mails
> > silently. Emulating this on Debian is not to be recommended. It is
> > sad to see this idea advanced here.
> 
> The fact that someone abuses a method that you use yourself does not
> invalidate that method. There's nothing sad about the method when
> you've set it up ypurself.

So Microsoft is abusing the method but Debian system administrators who
use procmail to do the same thing are not?

But you have a good point. Users can do what they want with their own
mail. That includes deleting it using the brain-dead idea that the same
Messge-Id: indicates the same email.

-- 
Brian.