[Mailman-Developers] [ mailman-Bugs-214101 ] footer and MIME (and Jitterbug-bug) (PR#76)

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Bugs item #214101, was opened at 2000-09-11 13:12
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Closed
Resolution: Fixed
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: footer and MIME (and Jitterbug-bug) (PR#76)

Initial Comment:
Jitterbug-Id: 76
Submitted-By: Bernhard Reiter <bernhard@uwm.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 03:05:04 -0500
Version: None
OS: None

Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=azLHFNyN32YCQGCU

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Hi folks,
this is my fourth attempt to report this Mailman bug.

Jitterbug gave me:
| the system encountered a fatal error
| After command:=20
| Received:=20
| The last error code was: Connection refused=20

Original Jitterbug message attached.
Hope this is the correct forum. You should mention the bug-reporting
address on the web. Oh, an BTW the link to mailman on
http://www.python.org/mailman-bugs/ is broken. "http://" is missing...
(and no feedback email address for that...)
Research Assistant, Geog Dept UM-Milwaukee, USA.    (www.uwm.edu/~bernhard)
Association for a Free Informational Infrastructure              (ffii.org)

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Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=xx
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

When adding a footer to mime messages, mailman acts dumb.

Consider a common PGP/MIME signature, then mailman will add the footer
behind the last contents mark and a good MUA will not display the text from=
(Tested with mutt 0.95.6i.)

Possible solutions: add another MIME part with the footer or add a header w=
the information X-Footer (seems a bit silly to me, though ;) )

Encapsulate the first mime parts as a seperate mime part message/rfc822.
(Will be difficult for most MUA to decode and might not really help.)

eGroups mailsystem does it totally wrong and adds the footer to the
first contents. This breaks the PGP signature, of course and I would consid=
it a serious bug.

(ps.: this is my third try to report this error. Mail to the user list did'=
t go=20
through without bouncing and I had serveral Jitterbug failures. Webmaster a=
lso never


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Version: 2.6.2



Audit trail:
Tue Jul 13 11:05:44 1999	bwarsaw	moved from incoming to open


Comment By: Len Lattanzi (zardoz)
Date: 2002-08-21 11:39

Logged In: YES 

Why is this closed? It still occurs with non-DIGEST MIME messages in 2.0.13


Comment By: Barry A. Warsaw (bwarsaw)
Date: 2000-09-15 10:18

Mailman 2.0 still has a related bug; the regular footer and header are tacked onto all digests, even though digests have the digest footer and header as attachements.  This has been fixed.


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