[Mailman-Users] Re: Footer ?

Ben Gertzfield che at debian.org
Thu Aug 28 22:17:41 CEST 2003

Kevin McCann wrote:

>Isn't the solution to just insert the footer as a plain text message
>part before sending? Something like:
>Content-Type: text/plain;
>	charset="iso-8859-1"
>Here's my groovy footer ....
>The HTML content is in it's own message section, separated by a boundary
>marker and with a different Content-Type. No need to fiddle with that. 
>Maybe I'm missing something, in which case I'd love to know how Lyris is
>able to do this with no problem.

Kevin, this is *EXACTLY* what Mailman does currently.

The problem is that Outlook is buggy, and it doesn't know that 
text/plain message parts after the first part can/should be included 
inline with the message.  We try to be as explicit as possible and even 
include a "Content-Disposition: inline" meta-header with the second 
text/plain part, but Outlook ignores this.

The footer always shows up as an attachment to be downloaded, and never 
in the body of the message.

It's a big problem we haven't figured out how to solve.


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