[Mailman-Users] How do I default to HTML, not plain text emails?

Daevid Vincent daevid at daevid.com
Thu Apr 28 21:55:41 CEST 2005

Aahh.. Okay. I guess I misunderstood what that checkbox was for. Seems silly
that one would have a choice for the digests and not for regular emails. I
thought the old mailman allowed a user to choose if they got the regular
emails as plain or html. Hmm. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Tittsler [mailto:jwt at onjapan.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 10:22 PM
> To: Daevid Vincent
> Cc: Mailman Users List
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] How do I default to HTML, not 
> plain text emails?
> On Apr 28, 2005, at 04:14, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> > How do I make it so that new members on the lists get HTML email. It
> > defaults to plain and after a bulk insert, I have to 
> manually go check 
> > that
> > checkbox. Grr.
> Are you referring to the 'plain' checkbox on the Membership 
> Management... Membership List... page?  That controls the 
> format of the 
> list digests (allowing you to select either plain text or MIME 
> formatted digests).  You can set the default on the Digest options... 
> page.  It does not refer to HTML formatted email.
> If you want users to receive HTML formatted messages, you 
> will want to 
> mail HTML messages (or multipart-alternative) messages to the 
> list, and 
> make sure you have configured Content filtering... not to remove them 
> or convert text/html parts into plain text.  (You may also 
> want to make 
> sure the msg_footer is an empty string.)
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