[Mailman-Users] Duplicate attachements saved in archive directory?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Nov 3 01:57:53 CET 2006

Xueshan Feng wrote:
>List's attachments seemed saved twice with different names in archives
>directory. For example, one is "attachement.pdf", another one
>"attachment-0001.pdf". The latter is the one used in the URL that
>replaces the attachement in the oringal email. 

Whether or not this happens depends on the setting of scrub_nondigest
and whether or not the list is digestable. If scrub_nondigest is Yes,
the original message is scrubbed and attachments are saved and
replaced by URLs in the original message. Then when the message is
archived and the digest (if any) is produced, there are no
attachments, only links.

If scrub_nondigest is No, the original message is sent with
attachments. The message is scrubbed for the archive and attachments
are saved and replaced by URLs. If the list is digestable, the message
is also put in the list's digest.mbox with attachments and when the
plain digest is produced, it is scrubbed again and duplicate copies of
the attachments are saved with different names and replaced by URLs.
Thus each saved attachment has two copies, one of which is referenced
by the archived message and the other of which is referenced by the
message in the plain digest.

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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