[Mailman-Developers] GSoC 2014 : Proposal for the Mailman CLI project

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Apr 27 17:03:34 CEST 2014

Rajeev S writes:

 > You do a *heroku login *from your shell and you can run commands on
 > the remote server of your application from your shell.This would be
 > an interesting project and would hugely benefit usability of the
 > current project.

Sure, under the hood this is just an ssh login, most likely.  However,
I wouldn't bet on it being "hugely useful", as these days most Mailman
list owners share a Mailman site using cPanel or similar, and don't
have shell access at all.  *Very* useful in beta test, though.

 > That seems like a funny GMail bug. All I did was to reorder the terms of
 > the phrase which was in boldface, using cut and paste. Anyway, I will
 > remember not to do this again.

Aargh.  HTML mail is a tool of the devil.  It is not a hacker's
friend, it makes life annoying for filtering and automatic mail
processing.  When you get ~250 wanted mails (many of them list, of
course) and ~1000 spams (that get past the 6-sigma "if this filter
thinks it's spam, throw it away!" filter) a day, automatic processing
is really important.

Unfortunately I don't have a copy of your original, but what may be
happening is not at GMail, but rather that the mailing list tries
pretty hard to avoid HTML mail, throwing away the text/html part if
there's a text/plain alternative, and otherwise running it through an
HTML-to-text converter (probably Lynx with output to a file).

It could also just be my local MUA, which I have set up to try to
minimize the HTML mail that I see.

Mark can probably say with some confidence.

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