[Mailman-Developers] Truncated digest with MIME

Mike Holderness mch at cix.compulink.co.uk
Thu Apr 8 10:52:00 EDT 2004

I have a problem. We have, I think, a problem. 

1) Message is sent with a line exactly 76 characters
long, ending with ".". User (a computerphobe) still has 
pretty email turned on, so something en route wraps the 
line at column 75, leaving a "." by itself on the 
next line. 

2) For another digest user - who is reading email 
as plain text that means "here endeth the message". 
Rest of digest not visible. Potential for fouling 
up their email client when they reindex.

I've asked all members of the list to switch to plain 
text emails. But it ain't gonna happen :(

Can something be done to make mailman transparent 
to this?

I can find one message about this in the archive, but
no response: 

# From: Michael Schwendt
# Subject: [Mailman-Developers] Mailman transparency
# Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 06:24:03 -0700

2) Occasionally, a subscriber finds that a posted message has made it
to the mailing-list only truncated. It turns out that the message
contained a line with only a single dot by itself. Mailman cuts off
the message body at that line before distributing the truncated
message to all subscribers. It looks much like the dot is treated as
SMTP message body delimiter but in a non-transparent way. The users
should be protected from something like that.

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