RES: [Mailman-Users] Mailman converts the body of messages into attachments

Athos Rothen athos at
Wed Feb 23 01:27:19 CET 2005

	Hello Brad!

	Yes, this is the same issue of FAQ 04.039 . Now it is clear for me: the messages have 2 or 3 different MIME types (considering body and footer), so there is no way to have only one body part.

	But I will have to try option #2 (Configure Mailman to strip all HTML and MIME formatting and send out all messages as text-only (text/plain)), before give up. Because, I am user of others lists (in others servers) using Mailman here at Brazil, and never noted this issue before. I will also try to make contact with some sysadmins of these servers to check if they had this issue and how they have it solved. 

	Thank you very much for your enlightening and the references. That was exactly what I was looking for (but with different terms) and you help me efficiently. Thanks!!!

	I will give you feedback when I do get somewhere.

Athos Rothen

-----Mensagem original-----
De: Brad Knowles [mailto:brad at] 
Enviada em: terça-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2005 17:59
Para: Athos Rothen
Cc: mailman-users at
Assunto: Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman converts the body of messages into attachments

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 attachments.

	This is basically the same issue discussed at <>.

Brad Knowles, <brad at>

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