[Mailman-Users] Removal of all body attachments in immediate admin notification emails

Miles Abernathy miles at mail.utexas.edu
Fri Jun 6 17:53:28 CEST 2003

We would love to see this, also, the ability to strip off attached files! 
List members complain about worms, and this would solve that.
   Miles Abernathy, miles at mail.utexas.edu

At 11:36 AM 6/6/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm a long-time Mailman admin/user and a number of list admins on a server I
>administer have requested removal of the message body attachment in the
>immediate notifications.  Apparently the vast majority of the approval
>requests are spam and due to the effect of the email on their local
>anti-spam software and dislike of the ramifications of their MUA loading
>embedded visible images and web bugs, they'd prefer to get the
>notifications, just without the body attached.
>I've read the FAQ, source distro docs and searched the mailman-users
>archives and google, but haven't had any success finding a solution.
>Is there a code modification can do any of the following or can someone
>point me in the right direction in the code?
>1. Removal of all body attachments in notifications globally.
>2. Removal of all body attachments in notifications on a per-list basis.
>3. De-MIMEing or simple stripping of any remote content in body attachments
>(though this wouldn't fully address the anti-spam s/w concerns, it would
>address the MUA concerns).
>Or any other solutions that can address some or all of the issues?  I have
>no Python programming experience, but am experienced with PHP, Perl and bash
>(among others) so at worst if someone can point me in the right direction I
>can attempt to hack the existing code to at least accomplish #1 above.
>Steve Werby
>President, Befriend Internet Services LLC

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