[Mailman-Users] Enforcing ASCII in a list

Delpy delpy at sover.net
Sat Feb 9 05:42:32 CET 2002

There are other solutions but this seem the best - until 2.1 ;) Caveats are
explained in the patch. I got taken for a ride immediately by applying the
patch to the working directory (don't do that). What needs to be done in the
*install* directory is make clean, apply the patch, ./configure [your
options], make install. After this, at
http://your.list.server/mailman/admin/yourlist/general , you'll find an
option entitled:
"Convert all mail to the list into plain text format?"

Thanks to Nigel Metheringham for pointing out the patch.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Morgan Fletcher" <morgan at hahaha.org>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Cc: "Herb Peyerl" <hpeyerl at beer.org>; "Gary Bjork" <gbjork at d-web.com>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 10:00 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Enforcing ASCII in a list

> I'm switching a 1700-person mailing list from majordomo to mailman. I like
> mailman a lot, so far, so does the list admin. But there's one thing
> missing: The ability to differentiate between and filter out HTML/RTF
> messages and MIME attachments. Our list's policy is: no HTML, no
> attachments. With majordomo we had long taboo_body and taboo_headers lists
> containing things like this:
>   /Content-Type: text\/html/
> Is there a way with Mailman 2.0.8 to filter out HTML and attachments,
> per-list?
> The closest thing I could find to it was this patch, which washes all
> messages to ASCII text, as far as I can tell.
> Is this patch the only solution? Any caveats that I should know about, WRT
> the patch?
> Thanks,
> Morgan
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