[Mailman-Users] Question about footers (again)
brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Oct 23 17:13:20 CEST 2008
Allan Trick wrote:
> I'm using Mailman 2.1.5 and wondering if I upgrade to a newer version
> will I get any better results with messages going out that "hide" the
> footer as an attachment?
> I suspect the problem is, as was explained in some of those old list
> messages, that senders are sending RTF or HTML, but the footer is plain
> text, so Mailman separates them.
Right. They get put into a separate MIME bodypart, which some MUAs will
display together, but others won't.
> If MM developers have figured out a way in a newer version to better
> assure people won't miss the footer, I'd appreciate knowing (and will
> upgrade). Or if there are any other nifty ideas to get around this
> problem in 2.1.5, I'd appreciate knowing that as well!
You could drop the footers altogether. You could strip all non-ASCII text
content, and convert HTML to ASCII text. You might still get separate MIME
bodyparts if the character set was different, but I don't think there's
anything more you could do from the Mailman side.
Alternatively, throw out all the crappy MUAs that behave badly, and replace
them all with good ones.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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