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Email file name with negative integer.
Question asked by Cris Mead - 6/20/2024 at 6:58 AM
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Hello, I'm seeing something unexpected, but not a problem things are working just fine. Last night we updated from build 8902 to build 8930 (13jun24).

After the update, all new emails have a negative integer as the filename i.e. -1270118717629.eml

Is this a feature, and intentional... or is this unexpected behavior?

thanks for your time,

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Matt Petty Replied
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Hey! Negative numbers are just as useful as positive numbers, we support all kinds of numbers here at SmarterTools. lol

Nah you're fine. That's normal with how we do the numbering on the spool. We use a signed number that can wrap around into the negative as the identifier for the spool messages. But ultimately its just a file name and we can pick it up the same as the others. It's an old part of the code that hasn't been changed and there's been no really need to dive into that area and change this.

Matt Petty Software Developer SmarterTools Inc. (877) 357-6278 www.smartertools.com
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Cris Mead Replied
Ok thank you, and agreed the negatives always get a bad rap.

Thank you for your time,
Cris

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