[Mailman-Users] FW: Preserve HTML format while scrubbing file attachments

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Mar 9 06:50:00 CET 2008

Darrell Burkey writes:

 > It just seems odd that this is not possible.

Well, it would be if MUA writers implemented the MIME definitions
precisely.  But they don't.

 > Indeed, they are so insistent about their precious HTML

Why do they want HTML, anyway?  Do they say?  Maybe there's some way
to give them most of what they really want without putting up with the
whole nine yards.

 > Maybe mailing lists themeselves aren't that great of an idea any
 > more.

There are better ways to do lots of things, to be sure.  Netnews is
one, wikis are another, blogs yet another, web fora yet another.  But
mailing lists can't yet be replaced in all uses.


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