So, after our switch off majordomo, I've received feedback from users.
First, digest users complained that a lot of extra headers were making it tough to see the separation between messages. I also personally noticed that a -lot- of bandwidth is wasted by not stripping the footer of each message from the digest version(so the digest ends up with 20+ copies of the list's footer, with the list name and all.)
Our list ballooned in bandwidth requirements when we went to mailman, and we're limited to an ISDN line. Alternatives like handing mail off to another server for expansion+delivery are not options at the moment; neither is a faster line(DSL is not available yet in the area where the server is.)
I'd also like to know if there is a way to strip a lot of unnecessary headers, to save bandwidth and to make posts easier to read. Mainly, I don't see why we need listers(and especially digest users) to get much more than from, subject, to/cc, date, and reply-to if it's defined by the sender.
Now, granted, there are strange setups, and it probably isn't compliant with some RFC thus-and-such to just hose headers, so it could be a non-default feature.
However, I think that stripping each message of the mailman-addred footer -before- it is put in the digest would be great(just as how this is done with Pipermail archiving.) I would settle for this alone...
I've considered some kind of pre-processor program/script that takes a message and does stuff like: -remove unneeded headers -remove MIME/attachments -remove HMTL
I'd guess that it's probably been done before, but a quick(and I do mean quick) search did not find anything.
Brett PS:I should mention that people commented to me that they like the options/preferences, the archives, and
At 3:31 PM -0400 8/31/00, Brett Dikeman wrote:
-remove MIME/attachments -remove HMTL
http://scifi.squawk.com/demime.html is what I use.