[Mailman-Users] body of email being stripped out into attachment byhotmail and other receiving servers

Mikael Hansen mikaelhansen2 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 13 06:58:36 CEST 2007

Warning: I am not touching on attachments anywhere in the following.

On Oct 12, 2007, at 20:39, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Henrik wrote:
>> hotmail users
> convince your users to post only text/plain messages or
> use content filtering to remove any non text/plain parts.

I have recently corresponded extensively with a user, who is a member  
on one of my lists and who is also a member on a list on a mailman  
server run by someone I know. As the user swears by her Hotmail  
account for all her list mail and as Live Hotmail cannot be  
configured not to be a multipart/alternative (maybe), she cannot be  
convinced to post only text/plain messages.

Oddly enough, that is not the problem. The problem is that to  
recipients the lines in the quoted lines in the text/plain version of  
her multipart/alternative run together lacking line feeds and that  
the mailman admin uses content filtering to remove any non text/plain  
parts. She is in other words stuck between a rock and a hard place.

This appears not to be a mailman issue per se. It happens when I send  
her an email directly and she responds to that email directly. I have  
suggested to her to move away from Hotmail rather than asking the  
mailman to allow HTML on his list. But she is hesitant of course, she  
would like to go back to how things used to be. It started happening  
only four months ago, maybe in moving from Classic Hotmail to Live  
Hotmail, I don't know.

In short, mailman works as advertised - somewhat frustrating, I must  


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