[Mailman-Users] Re: Text Attachments

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Fri Feb 13 19:43:40 CET 2004

At 9:56 AM -0500 2004/02/13, Mike Phillips wrote:

>  As usual, my question is not clear. I'm referring to the tiny 200 byte
>  or so footer that accompanies posts. I'm a newbie, so I don't know how
>  to turn off footers, but I will try to learn how. Since MM is on my
>  shared server, I wonder whether I have sufficient access to enable me
>  to turn off footers.

	That's a problem with the way HTML messages have a plaintext 
footer attached to them.  It's very difficult to do this in a 
completely transparent way -- you basically have to build a complete 
web client into the mailing list software so that you can figure out 
just the right place to insert the additional information, then you 
have to decide which web browser you're going to emulate and which 
ones you're going to kiss off.

	Unfortunately, some HTML clients don't deal well with the way 
this is handled in Mailman, and they treat the footer as a separate 

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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