[Mailman-Users] Mailman converts the body of messages into attachments
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Feb 22 21:59:16 CET 2005
At 4:49 PM -0300 2005-02-22, Athos Rothen wrote:
> I am using Mailman 2.1.5 and have this list that converts
> text/html parts to plain text (content filtering options enabled). It
> works fine for most of users/messages. But when some users, those that
> use webmailers (yahoo, hotmail, outlook web access), send messages to
> the list, the body of their messages is converted to plain text and it's
> being attached into their messages.
I think you answered your own question -- webmail users are
likely to be sending HTML/MIME messages, and you're converting them
to plaintext. However, they're probably still MIME formatted, or
they need to be MIME formatted in order to deal with international
character set issues, and therefore your clients perceive them to be
This is basically the same issue discussed at
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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