[Mailman-Users] Digests and HTML-enhanced email

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Oct 22 10:46:43 CEST 2011

Lindsay Haisley writes:

 > One of two things needs to happen.  Either the list server should refuse
 > and bounce posts with no MIME text/plain part,

Refuse, maybe, but bouncing is a problem (spam-by-backscatter).  But
refusing such mail is only going to confuse the kind of subscriber who
is as "non-techie" as the ones you describe.

You can already do refuse such mail, I believe, but the configuration
is probably rather arcane.

 > or some more intelligent configuration of Mailman needs to be
 > available so that posts within a digest will render properly under
 > these circumstances.

Unfortunately, that's an awful lot of intelligence.

 > Maybe a more recent version of Mailman can do this, I don't know.
 > Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Disable digests.  If that's unacceptable, the list in question might
be happier as a web forum, much as I hate to say it.

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