[Mailman-Users] Follow-up: Text encoding issue
rcostain at sympatico.ca
Mon Apr 7 05:09:58 CEST 2003
A follow-up to my earlier post re: Text encoding issue
I forgot to mention that I have content-filtering configured to strip
text/html to text/plain. However, on most lists other attachments types
(i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc.) are not prohibited.
I did an impromptu test with a small developer list that I run.
I sent three messages to the list:
1) One was plain text which everyone received it without problem.
2) I then sent an HTML-formatted message. In this case, Mailman worked as
expected and stripped the MIME/HTML from the message, which was received by
everyone as plain text.
3) The last message was plain text, but this time I attached a JPEG file.
**In this case a couple of recipients reported that the message arrived with
an empty body, and that the body, footer and attached JPEG were encoded as
THREE SEPARATE ATTACHMENTS to the message**.
The users in question were using Outlook on Windows XP and Netscape on XP
Any suggestions on what I might be able to change to avoid the messages
appearing as attachments?
Thanks in advance for any help!
rcostain at sympatico.ca - 514.369.4929
Quebec English Schools Network RÉCIT - http://www.qesnrecit.qc.ca
Earlier today, I wrote:
> I'm running Mailman 2.1.1 on Mac OS X Server. My lists are primarily
> English, but a few of them are also in French and even the English ones
> sometimes have French accented characters. As a result, I would like
> Mailman to encode all messages as ISO-8859-1.
> Here's my problem:
> A few users (particularly one subscriber using Outlook on Windows XP)
> receive most of the messages as text attachments rather than a message
> Accents were not displaying correctly on the main listinfo page in
> certain browsers (e.g. Safari, Netscape), so I added the following to
> the mm_cfg.py file:
> LC_DESCRIPTIONS['en'] = ('English (USA)', 'iso-8859-1')
> While this solved the Listinfo page display problem, it caused the
> attachment problem I am observing now. In playing around with
> encodings, I tried adding the following to the mm_cfg.py file:
> DEFAULT_CHARSET = ['iso-8859-1']
> VERBATIM_ENCODING = ['iso-2022-jp', 'iso-8859-1']
> ...But this did not help.
> It's not a huge deal, but it is a real pain for the less 'Net savvy
> subscribers who think that list messages are coming in empty with an
> attachment (kind of scary for those who are virus-paranoid too.)
> Thanks in advance for any advice!
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