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

Serving Soon servingsoon at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 11:59:08 CEST 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at list.org> wrote:

> On Oct 20, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> >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>.
> Mailman 3 will work exactly the same way, for all the reasons Mark
> described.
> AFAICT, there's really no better alternative.
> -Barry

Thank you all for your replies.

I followed the discussion on why this happening and I understand the logic.
But since Outlook is so spread among corporate users worldwide, shouldn't
mailman have its own workaround?   Just like the web coders did for IE*
shortcomings all these years.

I got mimedefang to work but it was not easy at all.   There is hardly any
cheat sheets out there for such combination.

OS: Centos 5.6
Postfix: 2.7.3 I had to upgrade from distribution's 2.3


smtpd_milters = unix:/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock
milter_default_action = accept
milter_protocol = 3

mimedefang: 2.72

I had to run as usr postfix because of permission problems :

postfix/smtpd[9768]: warning: connect to Milter service
unix:/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock: Permission denied

change user: in /etc/sysconfig/mimedefang

to be :

# Run the multiplexor and filters as this user, not root.  RECOMMENDED

I had to edit   /etc/init.d/mimedefang

 # Since /var/spool/MIMEDefang might be tmpfs, ensure that it is properly
    # initialized.
    chown postfix:postfix /var/spool/MIMEDefang
    restorecon -R /var/spool/MIMEDefang >/dev/null 2>&1
    if [ ! -d /var/spool/MIMEDefang/.razor ]; then
        mkdir /var/spool/MIMEDefang/.razor
        chown postfix:postfix /var/spool/MIMEDefang/.razor
        chmod 0750 /var/spool/MIMEDefang/.razor
    if [ ! -L /var/spool/MIMEDefang/.razor/razor-agent.log ]; then
        # The Razor2 log is mostly useless, and we can't change its
        # In order to prevent it from filling up the spool, we just link it
        # /dev/null.
        ln -sf /dev/null /var/spool/MIMEDefang/.razor/razor-agent.log
        chown -h postfix:postfix

This only had to be made in 2.72  it was not needed in 2.70

Mailman 2.1.9
The mailman functionality needed I did as per :


there might little things here and there but I am still dazed. :D

By the way, the footer now is not an attachment but the unsubscribe link in
the footer is not clickable.

I wonder if there is a solution for the link?

Best Regards,

Serving None

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