[Mailman-Users] mailman is not "scrubbing" attachments in thearchives

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri May 4 02:09:05 CEST 2007

James Dinkel wrote:

>For some reason our archive web pages try to display attachments inline 
>instead of displaying a link to download the attachment.  If I 
>understand correctly, this process is called "scrubbing."  From what 
>I've read the default behavior is to scrub attachments in the archives, 
>but it is not on mine.  This is pretty much a fresh, standard mailman 
>(version 2.1.5-9ubuntu4.1) install on Ubuntu Dapper.

Mailman doesn't scrub all attachments. It scrubs most, but not those
with type text/plain and a specified character set.

What is the MIME Content-Type: header of the attachments that aren't

Also note that uuencoded data in a text/plain part is not an
attachment, even though some MUAs treat it as one, and it won't be

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