[Mailman-Users] List suddenly stopped adding footers.

Kevin T. Likes kevin.likes at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 14:36:56 CEST 2014

The footer looks fine in the settings screen. I know I said it suddenly
stopped showing up, and it looked that way from the first half dozen
messages I looked at, but now it looks like some messages are getting it
and most aren't.

I've been checking the messages in the list archive, so user client
shouldn't be an issue. I just checked the most recent messages, and one had
a footer but the previous dozen or so didn't. I'm no longer sure this has
anything do do with the scrubbing. I've seen some message without footers
or a scrubbed attachment, and found one with a footer and a scrubbed

filter_content is set to no, collapse_alternatives is yes. According to the
manager the only change they made was a few months ago when we turned on
"Mung from" due to DKIM issues. But this problem didn't crop up until
recently, from what I can tell in the archives.

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 9:45 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>

> Kevin T. Likes writes:
>  > I have a user-managed list that suddenly stopped adding the footer
>  > to messages. It appears that after the time footers stopped being
>  > added, I started seeing links for scrubbed attachments to messages.
> The footer is set in the "Non-digest Settings" screen.  It's
> theoretically possible that scrubbing attachments could interfere with
> adding the footer, or perhaps for some reason it is being added
> outside of the MIME structure and your mail client doesn't display it
> (this is proper behavior for the client, but given the complexity of
> MIME I am reluctant to call it a bug in Mailman).  If your client has
> a "show original" function to show the message without any formatting,
> you can check for this condition by using "show original" and
> scrolling to the bottom.
> Scrubbing is configured in the "Content Filtering" screen.  You can
> scrub by MIME type or by filename extension.  There is a standard list
> of things to scrub (.com, .bat, .exe, ...) because of the high
> probability that such attachments are malicious
> Check for changes in those settings.
> What does the user-manager say?  If the user-manager isn't being
> helpful, I would hesitate to trust them with list management in the
> first place.  YMMV, of course.
> Steve

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