[Esd-l] VOTE: adding duplicate notification suppression

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Fri Jun 14 07:14:45 PDT 2002

On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Daniel Marois wrote:

> I would personally like to have a choice.

Well, yes, of course you'd either be able to turn it on or turn it

> I did have a case last year where a corrupt procmail.log in a user
> directory prevented infected messages to be quarantined. As it is
> working now, if I see 20 emails in quarantine and I receive 20
> warnings, I know that I got them all. This is how usually do a
> quick check, just make sure that the number of quarantine match
> the warnings.

The way I'm thinking is it would also suppress duplicate quarantines.

> Another idea would be to put the number of suppressed warning in
> the "master" warning message, that way we would be able to make a
> match with the number of quarantined messages.

The only warning delivered would be the first. The subsequent messages
would log something like "Message-ID already processed, suppressing
duplicate." - you could count those in the log file.

Perhaps *that* would be the notification.

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