[Mailman-Users] HTML messages

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Tue Jan 26 03:58:27 CET 1999

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999 21:42:49 -0500 
Christopher G Petrilli<petrilli at amber.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 25, 1999 at 06:29:56PM -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:

>> My interest here (I haven't got to poking at mailman in these
>> areas yet):
>> -- Rigorously correct MIME digest support (along with the ability
>> to nut support RFC 1503 digests and to force a bogus Reply-To on
>> digests to help force people to burst them before replying).

> I agree here, we should pursue absolute standards adheerance
> wherever possible (assuming there is a standard :-).

Having written MIME digest support (C code) for my own list server,
it *really* isn't all that difficult.  Its just recursive -- you
need to ensure that the content separator strings don't collide,
which can get (and rarely to never does) to be a bit of a mess of
rewrites with multiple levels of multi-parts.

>> -- MIME type stripping.  eg stripping vcards and other specific
>> MIME types on inbound mails and then checking the resulting
>> message for actual data content (MIME part with non-zero data
>> content).

> This fits in with the idea I've been toying with, which is a
> generic "incoming filter" which provides the ability to plug-in
> filters, such as what you mention... 


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