[Mailman-Users] Change hundreds of digest subscribers tonon-digest

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Feb 13 20:13:51 CET 2007

Brad Knowles wrote:

>At 8:58 AM -0800 2/13/07, Jeff Pflueger wrote:
>>  2 - Somehow prevent the digests from "scrubbing" html
>That's not really feasible.  The problem is that the process of 
>creating the digest does all sorts of things to the message which is 
>not compatible with HTML.  So, while you technically could change the 
>source code in your version of Mailman to remove the Scrubber 
>component from the digest process, the result simply wouldn't work.

The above is correct as far as 'plain' format digests are concerned,
but 'MIME' format digests aren't scrubbed because each individual
messages MIME structure is maintained in the MIME format digest.

So you could set mime_is_default_digest to MIME, and then use withlist
as in Brad's answer to 1 to set all current subscribers to MIME. The
problem with this is that different MUAs render the MIME digest
differently. Users with non-MIME aware MUA's will not like it at all.
Some other user's MUAs will show each message as an attachment which
some find annoying.

OTOH, you could just suggest that those users who don't like the
scrubbed 'plain' digest try the MIME digest instead and choose for
themselves which is better.
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