OT - list netiquette

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Nov 4 21:10:40 UTC 2003

On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 15:42:11 EST, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net>  said:

> # from the procmailex man page, this is supposed to weed out duplicate
> # messages.
> :0 Wh: msgid.lock
> | formail -D 16384 msgid.cache

Might want to go for 32K or 64K there, if you get a lot of mail.

I just checked a folder of 6K or so messages, and the average message-id
was 48 chars long.  So only about 334 of them will fit in 16K (less if
you allow for database overhead) - so if you're likely to get more than
250-300 messages between the two you care about dup suppression, it
won't catch it.
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