[Mailman-Users] MIME attachments in digest

alex wetmore alex at phred.org
Fri Oct 13 16:10:19 CEST 2000

On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Tim Potter wrote:
> I run a couple of medium volume lists using mailman and have
> noticed that that the digestifier doesn't seem to strip out any
> mime headers or otherwise unreadable content from messages before
> digestifing them.
> Does anyone have any tips for this?  It's pretty annoying having
> to page through text versions then html versions of messages in a
> digest.

I have a perl filter at http://www.phred.org/~alex/stripmime.pl which
will remove all non-ascii MIME parts from your messages before they
make it to mailman.

Usage is simple.  Add it before mailman in your /etc/aliases:
internet-bob:            "|/usr/local/bin/stripmime.pl|/usr2/local/mailman/mail/
wrapper post internet-bob"
internet-bob-admin:      "|/usr2/local/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner internet-b
internet-bob-request:    "|/usr2/local/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd internet-bob
owner-internet-bob:      internet-bob-admin
internet-bob-owner:      internet-bob-admin

There are similar scripts listed on freshmeat.net.  The main
difference between my script and the others available is that I
don't ever read the whole message into memory, or write it down to
disk.  My filter operates one line at a time and has a minimal
memory footprint.  I've been running it for about 8 months now.


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