[Bug 266269] Re: Default list signature blocks do not follow good netiquette

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun May 7 10:46:22 EDT 2017

I understand the issue and I could easily implement this, but I won't.
This is only one part of a larger problem which is that top posting with
full quoting makes a mess on email discussion lists.

The main reason I won't change this behavior is there are likely
existing lists that don't want the information in the footer to be
treated as a sig. With current behavior, the list owner has the ability
to make the footer a sig if desired, and to not make it a sig if not

This would still be the case if I implemented this by just adding the
"-- " line to DEFAULT_MSG_FOOTER in Defaults.py, but there are multiple
reasons why I wouldn't do it that way. I would do it in the code that
adds the footer and only when adding the footer to the message body and
not as a separate MIME part and only when the body does not already
contain a "-- " line, but this would preclude the list owner making the
footer not a sig.

** Changed in: mailman
    Milestone: more-information-needed => None

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