SpamAssassin Rule: MISSING_MID

Standard description: Missing Message-Id: header

Explanation

The message does not contain a Message-Id header. The relevant standards specify that mails should have Message-Id headers. All properly written Mail User Agent (or Mail Submission Agent) software is expected to add a Message-Id header.

This suggests that the mail was sent by badly-configured mailout software rather than by a normal email client.

Further Info

The default scores for this rule can be found in the online list of tests.

The Message-Id header is detailed in RFC 2822 sec 3.6.4.


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