[Mailman-Users] Message digest/archive oddity ...

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Aug 18 16:48:08 CEST 2005

At 9:52 AM -0400 2005-08-18, Jason LaMar wrote:

>  What happened? Why did the body of the message disappear? And how do I
>  prevent this from happening again?

	This is a result of the Scrubber in action.  The problem is that 
when messages come into the mailing list in MIME format, it is not 
possible to put multiple messages together into a digest with all 
their various MIME bodyparts.

	The non-text MIME bodyparts have to be scrubbed and placed in a 
particular directory on the webserver, and the Scrubber will normally 
include an URL pointing to their location so that people can retrieve 
those parts with their web browser.

	Short of eliminating all non-text MIME bodyparts from the entire 
mailing list (including the digests), it is not possible to eliminate 
this scrubbing activity for digests.  It is possible to configure the 
Scrubber so that it does the same thing for regular mailing list 
recipients as it does for digest recipients, if that behaviour is 

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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