[Bug 1251821] Re: Part x of 67 of a multipart message

Will Chapman qbuster at gmail.com
Sat Nov 16 19:27:43 CET 2013

Hello Mark,

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 9:14:00 AM, you wrote:

The  version  of  Mailman I am using (as made available by my web host
Dataflame) - is 2.1.15

> It looks to me as though this is an issue with the MUA that is sending
> the mail to Mailman. If the same MUA is used to send the same attached
> PDF to an individual, what does that individual receive?

The individual receives a message saying simply 'Part x of 67 of a multipart
message'. each message has attached a chunk of unformatted data (presumably
a 67th of the original PDF) for example:


The size (number of parts) of the message and the number of times that
it  is  repeated  appears  to  varies  with  the  size of the original
attached PDF.

> I don't think there is anything in any recent Mailman that would cause a
> single email message to be treated as multiple posts. What Mailman
> version is this? If you have access, what's in Mailman's 'post' log and
> what's in the incoming MTA's log?

I  can't see an obvious way to look at Mailman's post log or the MTA's
log - I access Mailman mailing lists via CPanel provide by my webhost.

> What is the content of those archived messages?

See above....

Thanks for your input...

> ** Changed in: mailman
>        Status: New => Incomplete

> ** Changed in: mailman
>      Assignee: (unassigned) => Mark Sapiro (msapiro)

Best regards,
  mailto:qbuster at googlemail.com

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