[Mailman-Users] Scrub_nondigest questions

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jun 23 08:07:54 CEST 2014

On 06/22/2014 05:21 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
> We're considering enabling the scrub_nondigest option for our list. The aim is to allow members to send jpg files to the list (currently filtered) and have mailman include a link to them in messages instead of the actual attachment. I've got a few questions about how this works.
> I believe it will store the scrubbed images in the archives. We have archiving turned off. Do we need to turn them on to allow the images to be placed there, or will it happen anyway?

It will happen anyway. Archiving for the list doesn't need to be enabled.

> Once we have images stored in the archives, how easy is it for members to access them when they click on the links in the messages? Will they need a password to see them?

If and only if the list's archive_private setting is private, but since
archiving is Off, if you want scrubbed attachments accessible without
autnentication, just set archive_private to public.

> Will we be able to selectively delete images when our disk space begins to fill up? Or will they all be stored in a single archive file? We're using cpanel, if that matters.

I don't think cPanel is different.

The attachments for a message are stored individually in the directory
archives/private/LISTNAME/attachments/yyyymmdd/xxxxxxxx/. yyyymmdd is
the date and xxxxxxxx is a hash of the message, so you can delete
individual files or the xxxxxxxx directory for all attachments for a
single message or the yyyymmdd directory for all attachments from a
given day.

> If anyone who's using this option could forward me a message from their list with a linked image so I can check how well it works, that would be greatly appreciated.

Why not just try it yourself on a test list?

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