[Mailman-Users] Mime conversions - missing carriage returns andoddcharacters

Mike Starr starrm at putzam.com
Mon Mar 5 23:07:41 CET 2007

Butting in here where I probably don't belong (I'm speaking here more as a mailing list end user than as a list administrator) but as simple as that wish is, it ain't gonna happen. I subscribe to a number of mailing lists, some of them mailman powered, some of them lyris-powered and some of them yahoo-powered. I always subscribe to the digest version and while mailman and yahoo do the best job of building digests, no amount of harping, whining, cajoling and/or threatening will get end users to modify their email clients to use plain text and as far as more exotic settings like multipart/alternative it just ain't gonna happen. The best option I've seen is one list that blanket rejects any post in HTML. Getting end-users to go to plain text is a losing battle. 

>>> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> 03/05/07 11:53 AM >>>
If your client would post plain text or even multipart/alternative, we
wouldn't have to convert the html.

See <http://www.expita.com/nomime.html#eudora5> (hopefully it also
applies to Eudora 7.)

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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