[Mailman-Users] Message Body missing from Yahoo Mail users

Phil plichten at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 17:40:24 CEST 2011

Thanks for the answer, but I'm having problems with *NON-Digest*
users.  I don't know if anything will change if those with NON-DIGEST
issues convert to text only Digests.

As far as your reply about Digests and MIME, yes - I see issues when I
read digests on my iphone.  The message comes in fine when reading via
Thunderbird, HORDE, SquirrelMail or RoundCube.  At least that I can
confirm it is a browser problem.

Thanks again

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> Phil wrote:
>>It seems like every one of the members on my Mailman server who use
>>Yahoo for their mail are missing the main body of the e-mail sent to
>>the group.
>>I am using Python 2.1.14 on a CentOS VPS.  I have the list using a
>>non-digest and digest options sent out as HTML.
> I assume you mean the digests are MIME format as opposed to plain.
>>My non-digest Header and Footer are both defined, and both come in
>>just fine in a Yahoo e-mail.  Again, the body (between header and
>>footer) are missing from the e-mail.
>>I have also noticed this issue when I read the same e-mail on my own
>>account which is hosted on the VPS if I read with SquirrelMail instead
>>of using Roundcube.
>>Is there anyway to fix this so that my Yahoo members can read the
>>message bodies?
> The MIME format digest contains each message in an individual,
> 'attached' message/rfc822 part. Depending on the exact MIME structure
> of the messages themselves, many web mail and phone clients do a
> horrible job of rendering these messages. This is a problem with the
> web mail application or the phone client. The digest sent by Mailman
> is completely compliant with section 5.1.5 of RFC 2046
> <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2046.txt>.
> Yahoo mail should at least show a bunch of attachment links for the
> individual messages which could be downloaded and read, but this is
> not very satisfactory.
> The options for Yahoo users are as follows:
> 1) Complain to Yahoo and wait (years?, centuries?, forever?) for them
> to fix it.
> 2) Switch to plain format digests which will contain the 'flattened'
> message text similar to what appears in the archive.
> 3) Subscribe to Yahoo Mail Plus to enable pop3 access to Yahoo mail and
> read mail with a MIME compliant mail client.
> 4) Subscribe to the digest with a non-Yahoo address.
> 5) Download messages of interest and read them locally.
> --
> 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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