[Mailman-Users] Carriage Return in Archives

Topaz877 at aol.com Topaz877 at aol.com
Sat Nov 9 18:45:35 CET 2002

The problem isn't with mail delivery, it's with the archives. It goes without 
saying that Mailman can't do anything about how users configure their mail 
clients. But Mailman does control how the *archives* are displayed.

Not being a Python programmer, I haven't looked into a solution yet for my 
own installation. But the problem has surfaced enough times on this list that 
it seems worth addressing.

-Susan Dridi

Jeremy Portzer jeremyp at pobox.com wrote:
>  On Mon, 2002-10-28 at 17:08, ellen lenihan wrote:
>> I posted this question to the list before but did not see a response so I 
>> thought I'd try again.
>> Anyway - I'm new to managing a list and we've notice that for our 
>> archives there is no carriage return. So text just runs 
>> very far to the right making 
>> it very hard to read.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Thanks,
>> Ellen
> Does this occur with every message in the archive, or just some of
> them?  If it's just some of them, it probably indicates that the
> original poster used a mail program that didn't send carriage returns in
> the first place.  This is a bug or misconfiguration in the original mail
> program, and not mailman's fault.  Ask your users to set the line length
> at 72 characters.
> If this affects all posts, including those with proper carriage returns
> in the original message, I'm not sure what to say.
> --Jeremy

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