[Mailman-Users] Disable attachment scrubbing?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jul 31 23:23:11 CEST 2009

Edward Harvey wrote:

>Sometimes people post messages with attachments.  They get archived with the
>message "attachment was scrubbed..." and renamed simply "attachment" and if
>the mime type wasn’t recognized, also the file extension is changed.
>Is there some way to completely disable scrubbing?  Just allow the
>attachments to come through as-is?  No renaming.

If you mean include an arbitrary binary attachment (say an executable
file) displayed inline in the archived message rather that removed and
replaced by a link, then no, there is no way to do that.

If you mean replace the attachment with a link that preserves the
original attachment file name and extension, put the following in


See the documentation of these settings in Defaults.py for more info.

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