[Mailman-Users] Scrub_nondigest removing html message text

Peter Shute pshute at nuw.org.au
Wed Aug 13 03:34:10 CEST 2014

Thanks for that. We're on cpanel, so I assume we can't adjust ARCHIVE_HTML_SANITIZER?

I'm not sure we need html emails to come through as html, but we at least want plain text, not a link to a messed up html message.

> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Mark Sapiro
> Sent: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:01 AM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Scrub_nondigest removing html 
> message text
> On 08/12/2014 03:33 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
> > We've discovered that if scrub_nondigest is set to Yes, the 
> text of html messages (perhaps html-only?) is removed and 
> replaced with a link to it. When users follow the link, the 
> html tags in the text are visible because the angle brackets 
> have been replaced with html codes.
> > 
> > Is there a way to prevent scrub_nondigest removing these 
> message parts? Is there a way to at least stop the angle 
> brackets getting converted to codes?
> This is at least partially controlled by the 
> ARCHIVE_HTML_SANITIZER setting. Read the documentation for 
> this setting in Mailman/Defaults.py and if you want to change 
> it from the default, set it in Mailman/mm_cfg.py.
> The real issue is that scrub_nondigest is something of an 
> afterthought for people who want non-text/plain attachments 
> to list posts removed and replaced by links.
> The scrubber's purpose is to flatten the message to a single 
> text/plain part for the list's archive and the plain format 
> digest. Thus, if you want an HTML part rendered as HTML 
> rather than a plain text representation of the HTML source, 
> you need to set ARCHIVE_HTML_SANITIZER = 3 which will save 
> the HTML part aside and replace it by a link, but be sure to 
> read the comment about this setting in Defaults.py.
> You can set ARCHIVE_HTML_SANITIZER = 2 which will leave the 
> HTML inline, but it will be in a text/plain message and HTML-escaped.
> -- 
> 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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