[Mailman-Users] Saving attachments

Elvis Fernandes elvisfern at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 03:05:08 CEST 2005

 Let me try and explain what I want to accomplish.
I send an email to the mailinglist with an attachment abc.xls.
Then, I use Internet Explorer to browse this archived email (this was setup 
using mhonrac).
When I get to the webpage, the attachment shows up as abc.xls on the email 
But, when I click on the attachment to save it, the "save as" name changes 
to xxxx.xls
I would like to make the save as name abc.xls to have a consistent name.
 BTW, I just tried what you suggested in yur previous email, and that does 
not give this consistency that I am looking for.

 On 9/16/05, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote: 
> Elvis Fernandes wrote:
> > Yes I am using 2.1.6 and now I find these variables in Defaults.py.
> >I updated the following in mm_cfg.py
> ># Refer Defaults.py
> ># Refer Defaults.py
> > And restarted mailman (/etc/init.d/mailman restart)
> >I send a new email attachment, but still am unable to save the attachment
> >with the same name.
> I may not understand what you actually want. When you say you are
> "unable to save the attachment with the same name.", what exactly do
> you mean.
> Are you referring to the name that Mailman chooses for saving an
> attachment scrubbed from the archives and digest and perhaps from
> messages if you've configured that? If so, then
> and
> in mm_cfg.py should make this name close to the name of the attachment
> although leading dots and characters except alphanumerics, dash,
> underscore, and (non-leading)dot will be removed from the name. If
> this editing is the problem you have, you can't change it because the
> name must be made safe for use in a URL.
> If this is not your issue, then you'll have to be more specific about
> what you're doing and seeing.
> --
> 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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