[Mailman-Users] attachments dir question

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu May 6 18:01:47 CEST 2010

Savoy, Jim wrote:
>I was wrong - an attachment directory was indeed created for my second
>message as well.
>In looking at the creation dates for that list, they always seem to be
>created sometime
>the next day after 3:00 am. Since the only cron job I run at that time for
>Mailman is
>senddigests, I guess that is what creates it.

Yes, The message contains a non-text/plain part or a text/plain part
other that the default body with an unspecified character set and this
part is scrubbed for the plain format digest.

You'll get more information from the digest itself.

>As for the listname.mbox file, there isn't one. That directory has always
>been empty.

So either the lists are set to not archive or ARCHIVE_TO_MBOX is set to
something other than 1 or 2 in mm_cfg.py.

>The attachments dfirectory is very large though.

Because of all the parts scrubbed from the plain digest. Note that this
will be done as long as the list is digestable even if no one is
subscribed to the plain digest.

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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