[Mailman-Users] Attachment URL in the archive is mangled.

Mark Dale mdale at geniusmoon.com.au
Wed Nov 19 06:56:36 CET 2008

Hi Mark

In answer to your questions ...

I am using Mailman version: 2.1.5

Subscribers can choose digest if they want.

The link is broken in the digest messages, just like in the archive.

The broken link happens for every PDF file, even though the PDF arrives
with the email. (Doesn't arrive in the digest, just a broken link)

The link is almost okay, it's just the "=" sign that gets inserted that
messes things up.

If it is a Word.doc that gets attached, no URL appears at all in the
archive, not is there even a "scrubbed" message. Also, Word.doc files
don't even arrive with the email.


MArk Dale

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Mark Dale wrote:
>> In the archives, the URL to attachments is getting mangled.
>> Somehow an "=" gets inserted into the URL (see snippet below), and the
>> links returns "Private archive file not found".
>> If I remove the "=" from the URL, all is well.
>> Can anyone shed any light on this, and how I might correct things so the
>> URL appears correctly (without the "=") in the archive?
>> BTW. The attachments are travelling okay with the messages. It's just in
>> the archive that there is a problem.
>> cheers
>> Mark Dale
>> -------------- next part --------------
>> A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
>> Name: test.pdf
>> Type: application/pdf
>> Size: 5929 bytes
>> Desc: not available
>> Url :
>> http://myDomain.com/cgi-bin/mailman/private/myListname/attachments/200=
>> 81119/d1fa80ed/test.pdf
> This appears to be a problem with encoding/decoding of quoted-printable.
> What Mailman version is this?
> If Mailman is recent enough to have it, is Non-digest options ->
> scrub-nondigest Yes or No? (your "The attachments are travelling okay
> with the messages" implies no, but just checking.)
> Is your list digestable and if so, are the links in the "plain" digest
> OK or are they like the archive?
> Does this happen with every attachment, or only in some messages?


Mark Dale
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