[Mailman-Users] digest + character encoding

kenneth at drosera.be kenneth at drosera.be
Wed Jan 29 13:55:28 CET 2003

Hello all,

I didn't get an answer to my question on how to (easily) set the next digest 
number. The solution that I used was just force the send of dummy digests and 
delete the complete archives.

Now for some other questions:

1) digests and headers

how do I prevent the following headers from being written for each message (!) 
in the digest

To: orchids at orchidguide.com. 
Message-ID: <fb.364e583b.2b67f067 at aol.com> 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" 
MIME-Version: 1.0 
Precedence: list 
Reply-To: "the OrchidGuide Digest \(OGD\)" <orchids at orchidguide.com> 

2) digest and character encoding

I have an international discussion list, which means that I get mails from 
almost allover the globe. The common language is alway english of course but 
names, places etc often have "non us-ascii" characters in them.
The previous soft I used was Majordomo and there I just included an extra 
header defining the characterset, problem solved.
Now how do I force mailman to send digests as "iso-8859-1" ?
Where do I need to make changes ? And is there maybe something better than "iso-
8859-1" ?

3) pipermail archive and sort order of mails

How are mails sorted in the pipermail archives ?
OK, you can select date/thread/etc, but what happens to the date of the 
original message ?

If I check the order in which mails have entered my mailbox and if I compare 
this order against the pipermail archive (even sorted by date) I get a 
different order !


message 1: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 17:52:34 -0300 (from Argentina)
message 2: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 16:21:05 +1100 (from Australia)
message 3: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 22:43:22 -1000
message 4: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 09:42:58 +0000 (from the UK)
message 5: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 18:56:13 +0800 (reply to message 2)
message 6: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 06:24:33 -0600
message 7: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:44:09 EST

Sort order using thread:


Sort order using date:


Any ideas ?
And, how and where do I fix this ?

kind regards,


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