[Mailman-Users] Trouble avoiding footer as attachment
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
> 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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