[Mailman-Users] Trouble avoiding footer as attachment

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Sun Jul 11 13:30:33 CEST 2004

At 11:38 AM +0200 2004-07-11, Jan Eri wrote:

>  According to
>  <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq01.008.htp>
>  I expected that to be enough. But still some (not all) of the messages
>  are coming through with the footer as attachment. What have I done wrong?

	I am glad to see that you've already read the page at 
This is good.

	However, the problem is that even if Mailman is stripping 
everything but multipart/mixed, multipart/alternative and text/plain, 
and converts text/html to text/plain, you're still allowing those 
MIME types through.  If a MIME formatted message comes into the 
system and you go to add footers to it, Mailman has to encapsulate 
the original message into a multipart/mixed and then add a text/plain 
section at the bottom which contains the footers.

	Unfortunately, some MUAs do not interpret correctly a MIME 
formatted message which encapsulates another MIME formatted message, 
and the footers end up getting displayed as an attachment.

	I guess I should update the FAQ entry at 
to make this issue more clear.

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

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