[ mailman-Bugs-1218827 ] please do not put the list footer in attachment if possible

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Bugs item #1218827, was opened at 2005-06-11 18:27
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Status: Open
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Priority: 5
Submitted By: Nagy Gábor Péter (bagoy)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: please do not put the list footer in attachment if possible

Initial Comment:
I manage a list, for a long time it was running on mailman 2.0.11, 
now it was upgraded to 2.1.5 
 
I was happy to see that I could set the list language to our 
language, but soon people started to complain because of the list 
footer. 
 
The old version has just added the footer at the bottom of every 
message, and we never had a problem with that. 
 
The new one tries to be smart, and from time to time it puts the 
footer in another mime part, with different encoding. 
 
While I realize that this is good in certain cases, most of the time it 
is useless. 
 
Our list footer contains ascii characters only. Those ascii 
characters could be simply added at the end of any latin1, latin2, 
or utf8 messages without any problem. 
 
Now it seems that even though I did not put any 8 bit characters in 
the footer, mailman always kept the footer latin2. (because of the 
list language). 
 
Now I have set the list language to english, so we have the same 
footer, but this time it is (correctly) us-ascii. 
 
Still, sometimes I receive emails, where the us-ascii footer was 
not added at the end of an email. Today for example there was a 
utf8 mail on the list, and the footer came as an attachment. 
 
Please try to find a way to recognize the possible combinations, 
and try to avoid creating a new attachment. It seems that most of 
the list members use some microsoft email clients, and all but one 
m$ clients don't show the footer inline. 
 
And all the clients (opera and netscape too, I was told) shows the 
attachment sign for all these messages, and people don't know 
which mails have "real" attachments, and which ones have only 
the footer attached. 
 
Cheers, 
Gabor 

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