[Mailman-Users] Questions from a prosepective user

Vidar Langseid vl at ez.no
Thu Sep 21 09:58:38 CEST 2000

What about including that script in the mailman distribution ?


On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, alex wetmore wrote:

> From: "Chuq Von Rospach" <chuqui at plaidworks.com>
> > At 3:16 PM -0700 9/19/00, Sarah K. Miller wrote:
> > >I read through the FAQ and documentation but couldn't find the
> answers to my
> > >questions there. Does Mailman allow for blocking HTML and
> attachments?
> >
> > you need to use an external filter to do this.
> http://www.phred.org/~alex/stripmime.pl is an external filter which I've
> written to do this.  It will work with most any Unix mailing list
> software.  I've been running it on my lists for 8 or 9 months now with
> no issues and many happy users.  It strips a MIME message down to have
> only the text/plain and text/quoted-printable (which it cleans into
> plaintext) parts.  HTML and binaries are stripped, and the resulting
> message is not MIME.
> Implementation is simple -- just put it in the pipe before mailman in
> your /etc/aliases file.  Here is an example:
> internet-bob:
> "|/usr/local/bin/stripmime.pl|/usr2/local/mailman/mail/wrapper post
> internet-bob"
> The filter takes MIME as input and spits out plaintext.  It is written
> in Perl and fairly simple if you find the need to change it at all.
> Other similar filters appear on freshmeat.net occasionally.
> alex
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