[Mailman-Users] Why are footers sent as attachments?

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Jan 30 09:41:48 CET 2006

>>>>> "Brad" == Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> writes:

    Brad> 	You can't write your own HTML there, so no "click
    Brad> here" type language is going to work.

Strictly speaking, this depends on the MUA, too.  In the message I'm
replying to Gnus added no less than 16 clickable items, including
everything in the footer (every line except the title "Mailman-Users
mailing list").  It's a shame that major vendors concentrated on a
misfeature that allows you to write

<a href="http://www.spyware-hell.com/downloads/">
www.tulips.org</a> has the best selection of garden photos!

in email, instead of teaching their products to snarf URLs out of

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