[Mailman-Users] Footer as attachment in Outlook problem.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Oct 20 21:13:52 CEST 2011

Serving Soon wrote:

>Do you guys know if Mailman 3 also has the problem of footer as attachment
>in Outlook?

I don't think Mailman 3 will be any different in this respect. The
issue is as presented in the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/84A9>.

If the message is a simple text/plain message, a footer can just be
appended and a header prepended to the single text/plain body part.

If the message has a more complicated MIME structure, particularly if
it contains text/html parts, Mailman doesn't know how any MUA and/or
HTML rendering engine will display this message, and in fact, the same
MUA may display the same message differently depending on the user's
preferences. Therefore, the best Mailman can do with such messages is
to add headers and footers as separate MIME parts and hope that a
user's MUA does the right thing.

If your requirements are such that you can't restrict your list to
simple plain text and use content filtering to remove non text/plain
parts, headers and footers will be added as separate mime parts and
some MUAs will show those as "attachments" if at all.

If you can't live with that, you can try the MIMEDefang method
mentioned in the FAQ.

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