[Mailman-Users] Re: Handling HTML format messages

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Thu Aug 22 01:45:55 CEST 2002

    Kind request: Sending e-mail to the list is more than enough.  No need to
copy it to other people's e-mail addresses.  That just creates duplicate

Raghuveer Polavarapu wrote:

> Currently when a message in
> html format is posted to the a list, and when I try to look at the archives
> and look at the message I see all the header information (MIME contents etc)
> and I do not want this to happen, I just want to install something to strip
> out this stuff  and just post the actual text of the message.

    You're on your own with this.  Mailman will archive the full message, as
is.  If you need some message parsing capabilities, you'll need to use an
external archiving tool, combined with something like a MIME stripper or
something like that.

    Also keep in mind that not all email clients posts both the text/plain as
well as the text/html part.  Some ONLY post the text/html part.  Then what?  If
you strip that out, you'll end up with a blank message.  You have to treat this
process carefully.

    Good luck.

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