[Mailman-Users] Forwarding a Moderated Message/Content Type

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Jun 8 20:17:10 CEST 2005

Hunter Hillegas wrote:

>I want to ask something before I send out a message to a huge list.
>The message is an HTML message. I setup the list and subscribed three
>people, then sent the message as a test. It came through perfectly.
>I have now subscribed all my users and am ready to send the message to the
>list. Right now it is in the moderated queue.
>>From that Web page, I used the option:
>" Forward messages (individually) to:"
>The message I received from this forward DID NOT look correct.
>The content types of the two messages are different:
>Correct HTML: Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
>Incorrect (Forward): Content-Type: message/rfc822

When you forward a message from the admindb interface, it is "forwarded
as an attachment". Thus the entire message, including all its headers,
mime structure, etc., becomes the message/rfc822 contents of the
delivered "forwarded" message.

If you look at the contents of the message/rfc822 part, it should be
your original message with Content-Type" multipart/alternative and all
the original subparts, and it is this message that will be delivered
to the list upon approval.

>Looking at the headers for the forwarded message, it looks like it wraps the
>original content in a plain text message...

Actually, a message/rfc822, not text/plain, message

>If that is true, when I approve
>the message it should go through with the correct Content-Type, yes?

Yes, it will.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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