[Mailman-Users] Need to stop mailman
gary.chris at comcast.net
Sat Aug 26 05:24:18 CEST 2006
Good thoughts - thanks.
This guy who is formulating the advertisements is the only one who is
authorized to send mail to the server and have it delivered to the list.
I am going to pass on your "knowledge" to him and hopefully he will take
Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 10:51 AM -0400 2006-08-25, Gary Hall wrote:
>> I have set up a "test" list that only has the names of the
>> principles of
>> this mailing endeavor. We will first send out the adv to ourselves and
>> be sure the adv looks as we expect it too and not other problems crop
>> up. After the test run we will send out the adv to the main list. My
>> primary reason for this is to check out this guy's html code every time
>> - just in case.
> Keep in mind that what looks fine to your MUA may not look good in
> some other. This is the classic problem with HTML, especially as sent
> via e-mail, and most especially as that is processed and munged by
> mailing lists.
> Think about any particular web page, but as viewed by any of a zillion
> different web browsers -- not just Microsoft, but also Mozilla, Opera,
> iCab, Nokia, PalmOS, and every single other browser in existence.
> Now, multiply that problem by a factor of about a billion, because
> there are a lot of additional programs involved in the process that
> could munge the content beyond recognition.
> Fundamentally, if you are depending on HTML being properly formatted
> and transmitted to your clients using Mailman, you are playing the
> e-mail equivalent of Russian Roulette.
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