[Mailman-Users] Attachments MIA?

Bob Bernstein bernstein at cesmail.net
Tue Mar 23 06:37:12 CET 2004

I am the list admin for one Mailman(2.1.2) list on a system
wherein I do not have root access. Messages sent with attachments
appear to vanish, with some "getting through" and others not. This
doesn't seem to be a function of the attachment type, or the
sender's MUA.

Then, in a gush, a whole bunch of them will appear at once, with
attachments intact! The system owner doesn't understand the
problem, but says that running a 'check_perms' script seems to fix
it temporarily. (I've asked him if his running that script freed
up that whole bunch of "lost" messages with attachments, but I
haven't heard back from him yet...)

I have content filtering 'on', max message length set to 150K, no
entries in filter_mime_types, and the following in pass_mime_types:


We like attachments (not too big, please) on this list! Therefore,
any suggestions would be most welcome indeed...we're trying to
make good an escape from Yahoo.

Best regards,

Bob Bernstein

   "A modern philosopher who has never once suspected himself of being a
    charlatan must be such a shallow mind that his work is probably not
    worth reading."                            Leszek Kolakowski

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