[Mailman-Users] attachments in general

Brad Crittenden bac at ivc.com
Mon Jan 25 17:08:37 CET 1999

the discussion of HTML as an attachment has launched an interesting
discussion.  most people who run public lists have come out strongly
against attachments and i see their point.  in that context attachments
may not be appropriate and are definitely an annoyance.

i am using mailing lists for internal project discussions.  sending
attachments (word docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) is an important part
of our communications.  the ability of the list manager to intelligently
archive messages with attachments is crucial.  currently we're archiving
both to pipermail and to a newsgroup.  the former munges attachments
while the latter handles them nicely.  if the html archiver handled
attachments then we would not use the internal newsgroup at all.

i remember reading at one time that having the html archiver handle
attachments was on the to-do list.  i just wanted to add a contrary
voice to say some of us would use such a feature for our private,
internal mailing lists.



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