[Mailman-Users] Microsoft Outlook and footer/signature"attachments"

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Sep 11 16:49:16 CEST 2009

Christopher C. Wright wrote:
>Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/84A9>. It is clear that options
>> 3 and 4 don't work for you. If neither option 1 or 2 works either, you
>> can see the note at the bottom which will lead you to a patch which we
>> don't recommend for the reasons discussed in the FAQ, but which you
>> may find useful.
>Thanks for the suggestion, Mark.  Unfortunately the powers that be have
>ordained that we must keep both HTML/MIME messages intact as well as
>include the header/footer.  I'll see what options they can live with.

If I understand correctly the requirement 'ordained', Mailman is
already doing exactly that. The only way to keep the HTML part
'intact' while adding the footer is to add the footer as a separate
MIME part which is what Mailman does.

If this then results in a message which doesn't display as desired in a
particular MUA, the recourse is to the MUA because Mailman has no
other option.

Of course, you could always add the unsubscribe info as msg_header
instead of msg_footer. Then Outlook would display it inline because
Outlook would take it as the message body. The downside is that the
message itself would now be the 'attachment'.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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