[Mailman-Users] Long name of the attachemnets in mailman list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Nov 8 16:39:12 CET 2008

Tu Ngo wrote:
>1.       Does the mailman automatically rename the attachment due to the
>long name of the attachment?
>2.       If yes, how long should the name of the attachment be so that it
>would not be changed by mailman?
>3.       If no, could you please explain to me the reason why the name had
>been changed?

This is all controlled by configuration settings. The default settings



which means that all stored attachments will have a "made up" name and
an extension based on the MIME Content-Type of the attachment.

In order to preserve the original name and extension of the attachment
when it is stored, you need to set


in mm_cfg.py, but this can allow attachments to be stored with names
that might not be valid on all systems and with extensions that might
disguise the actual content type.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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