[Mailman-Users] lack of sucjects, html and more
Seth H Holmes
sholmes at route-fu.net
Tue Apr 16 18:53:27 CEST 2002
I have muddled through the list archives and the FAQ for mailman and have
not seen any indication as to a few concerns of mine.
I recently upgraded to Mailman 2.0.9 from... around 1.1 I think. (Talk
about being lazy.) So far, I like what I see. There are a few things I'd
like to be able to do which I have not determined whether or not they are
1) I want to either reject or hold for approval all messages submitted
without a subject. I know mailman replaces a blank subject with "(no
subject)" so there must be some hook in there somewhere. I have tried
regular expressions such as:
subject *: *$
which, if my regexp-fu is correct, should catch blank subject lines.
And they are not.
2) HTML mail is just wrong. I'd like to strip all HTML from postings
leaving a plain text document. They may not be pretty put they get the
3) Attachments to mailing lists are also wrong and suck up disk space. I'd
like to find a way to strip attachments from posts and send them to
either the bit bucket or a specific directory.
I have _no_ experience in python programming and I was lazy enough that I
just installed the Debian package for this. But I'm willing to put in the
effort to rid myself of these three headaches.
Thanks in advance for all advice.
Seth H Holmes
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