[Mailman-Users] Message footers as "inline attachment"

Terri Oda terri at zone12.com
Thu Mar 26 04:12:21 CET 2009

Web Witchcraft wrote:
> A few months back our mailman listserv started showing up with an occasional
> short message sent out to the list members who receive individual messages
> that had the usual message footers attached as an "inline attachment" rather
> than including it in the body of the message.

This is related to the MIME type of the message being sent, common when 
messages are sent as HTML.  Check out section 4.39 of the FAQ:


Cutting and pasting, it sounds like your options are:

  1. Configure Mailman to remove the msg_header/msg_footer
  2. Configure Mailman to strip all HTML and MIME formatting and send 
out all messages as text-only (text/plain)
  3. Get everyone to change the MUA they use to one that is more 
  4. Live with the problem

I use #2, personally, although it sometimes causes formatting weirdness.


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