[Mailman-Users] Headers & footers on MIME/multipart messages

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at min.net
Thu Nov 9 15:40:50 CET 2000

That sounds reasonable, but I'm not conversant enough in MIME to
know how messages that are multipart/mixed work.  Mostly, I tend
to use elm as my mail client. :-)

 - George

P.S.  What's the protocol for requesting a feature such as this?

> Jeffrey C. Ollie said:
> On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 02:38:05PM -0500, George Dinwiddie wrote:
> >
> > The header and footer code is obviously not MIME-aware.  Therefore,
> > the header and footer get inserted outside the viewed part of the
> > message body.
> >
> > It seems to me that, as a minimum, it would be preferable to only
> > insert into the text/plain part of the message.  Better, would be
> > the ability to specify separate headers & footers for text/html and
> > text/plain portions.
> What I'd rather see (and is probably more workable) is to convert a
> message to a multipart/mixed message with three parts: a text/plain
> part with the header, a part with the original type and content, and a
> text/plain part with the footer.
> I think that this scheme would be easier to code and wouldn't have the
> problem of messing up a cryptographically signed message.
> The problem of viruses embedded in messages is best left to a virus
> scanner hooked into the MTA (like Amavis or exiscan).
> Jeff

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