[Mailman-Users] attachments being stored for plain-text digests
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Jul 29 08:22:33 CEST 2005
At 8:03 PM -0600 2005-07-28, Elizabeth Lear wrote:
> Ah, thanks. Before I give up completely, can you say whether scrubber
> can be hacked out without breaking things, or is it too integral to
> the code?
I believe that omitting or hacking Scrubber.py is likely to lead
to behaviour that you will find to be very highly undesirable.
Certainly MIME formatted digests will no longer be readable because
Mailman is unable to put the structure back correctly, and plain text
format digests will have all sorts of "garbage" in them which
virtually none of your users will be able to do anything with.
The result will be that everyone will consider their digests to
now be broken. The degree of broken-ness will vary by the types of
MIME bodyparts that would normally have been scrubbed, but they will
still be "broken".
There's a very good reason why things are done the way they are.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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