using filter_post to modify headers

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Tue Jul 11 22:12:02 UTC 2000

On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, James Ralston wrote:

> By far, my time is my most precious resource.  Any reasonable and
> prudent actions I can take that will reduce the amount of time I have
> to spend diagnosing simplistic problems is a win for me.

Frankly, I don't know of anyone who sorts by date instead of thrreading,
but maybe you got that bunch. In any case, if you mess with dates and
cause loops you will be spending time handling other problems, as other
react to your causing them a problem.

I have a boatload of users, and they seem able to cope with an "invalid
date" message and figure it out, and if they don't the customer help desk
should know the problem and not pass it back to you.

Or add a few lines in the posting filter which detects bad time and sends
them an email if it's off more than X (about 26 hours, currently). Don't
pass the problem so it affects the innocent instead of the guilty, the
innocent get testy sometimes ;-)

bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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