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

Kirke Johnson kjohnson at pcc.edu
Fri Sep 11 18:44:50 CEST 2009

I am fighting a variation of this right now. We have several 
automated lists from which members can not remove themselves. Due to 
complaints about subscription headers that would not work, I removed 
them. The only way I found to do that was by turning off 

Unfortunately that also removed the List ID header. I had complaints 
that the purpose of the list, such as "Official college 
announcements", was not prominent in the message - even though it 
appears in the message footer. So I faked it by using a message body header.

This led us into the "Outlook displaying the body of the message as 
an attachment" morass. I have not figured out how to resolve these 
conflicting desires just yet.....

At 07:49 AM 9/11/2009, you wrote:
>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,
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Kirke Johnson                               Internet: kjohnson at pcc.edu
Email Administrator, TSS , Sylvania Campus      http://www.pcc.edu/
Portland Community College, Portland, OR, USA     (503) 977-4368 

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