[Mailman-Users] maiman, problem with greek characters
brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Apr 27 20:12:48 CEST 2007
On 4/27/07, test at social.soc.uoc.gr wrote:
> I have installed the latest version of mailman in a mail server running
> postfix. The problem is with emails that contain greek characters. If the
> encoding is iso-8859-7 or windows-1253, all the body text is encoded as
> base64. The result of it is that the recipients cannot read the received
This is not a Mailman problem. This is caused by either your mail
client generating base64, or the message being converted when it hits
Get the client or the MTA fixed, and Mailman should handle the result
> In case a user sends an email with multipart/mixed encoding everything is
So what's the problem with having them send multipart/mixed?
Keep in mind that your content-transfer-encoding is completely
orthogonal to the charset, and both of which are completely
orthogonal to the MIME bodypart type. A client or intermediary MTA
could change just one of these three things, and some recipients
would deal with that change just fine, while others would freak out.
Theoretically, all clients should be fine with all possible values in
each of these three categories, and they should handle it properly.
In practice, most of them are extremely fragile in their handling of
these things, and even just looking at them cross-eyed can make them
barf and die horribly.
Welcome to the wonderful world of MIME.
> I've added a new line in Defauls.py containing the iso-8859-7 but it does
> not work.
Don't edit Defaults.py. That file will get overwritten in an
upgrade. Edit mm_cfg.py instead. Also make sure that you restart
Mailman after changes to mm_cfg.py. Note that many changes to
mm_cfg.py will only affect lists created after the change is made,
and won't have any impact on any existing lists. So, you may need to
delete and re-create your list(s) after making changes to mm_cfg.py.
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