[ mailman-Bugs-1108814 ] convert_html_to_plaintext strips text from hotmail

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Bugs item #1108814, was opened at 2005-01-25 03:04
Message generated for change (Comment added) made by shub
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Category: configuring/installing
Group: 2.1 (stable)
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Kalvos (kalvos)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: convert_html_to_plaintext strips text from hotmail

Initial Comment:
Mailman version 2.1.5 installed on FreeBSD at pair
Networks.

I use the web configuration of mailman. It is set up
with convert_html_to_plaintext enabled.

Recent email via Hotmail has been coming in with no
body, even though the original email has text. The text
is present, and although ugly, the code looks average
for HTML mail.

The actual original email content (without headers) is
pasted below. No text is passed through Mailman.

You can see this archive at 
 http://five.pairlist.net/pipermail/coco/
and the result in this message:
 http://five.pairlist.net/pipermail/coco/2005-January/012347.html

Any advice is appreciated if this is not a bug.

<html><div style='background-color:'><DIV class=RTE>
<P>OK, this is the hotmail
test.<BR>_Glen<BR><BR></P></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;OK, the next message from me will come
from hotmail, as a
test.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;-Glen
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; &gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Well, the thing to do is, now that
we've got a
clue, go back to the
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; original email agent and make a
couple of test
posts, &amp; we'll see
<DIV></DIV>&gt;who
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; gets what now that we know to look
for it.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; -- John.
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; &gt;
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the 6803 and their
cousins!
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<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; &gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt;
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<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Cheers, Gene
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additions to this
message
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; by Gene Heskett are:
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Copyright 2005 by Maurice Eugene
Heskett, all
rights reserved.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
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their cousins!
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Yahoo! Groups Links
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;&lt;*&gt; To visit your group on the
web, go to:
<DIV></DIV>&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ColorComputer/
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;&lt;*&gt; To unsubscribe from this
group, send an email
to:
<DIV></DIV>&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<DIV></DIV>&gt;
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<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV></div></html>





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Comment By: Brad Knowles (shub)
Date: 2005-01-28 10:25

Message:
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It was hard to find examples of what you were talking about.  Can I 
assume that you mean messages like <http://five.pairlist.net/pipermail/
coco/2005-January/012348.html>?

In this case, what we need to do is to see the original, unedited, version 
of the message as it was submitted to Mailman, so that we can try to 
figure out what went wrong and why it was stripped to be "blank" but 
then submitted to the system.

This may require that someone subscribe to Hotmail and send some test 
messages, both directly to another account as well as to the mailing list, 
so that we can see both the edited and the unedited versions of the 
message.

Another problem is that this issue may be specific to the configurations 
of particular people using Hotmail, and it may be difficult to find out 
what options they have set/changed which result in this kind of 
behaviour.

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