[Mailman-Users] perplexing mailman issue.

Michael Capelle michael.capelle at charter.net
Wed Sep 24 18:40:53 CEST 2014

that is the perplexing thing, when i sent it as plane text, i got nothing 
back, but when i sent it as HTML, then i got a responce.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net>
To: "Michael Capelle" <michael.capelle at charter.net>; 
<mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] perplexing mailman issue.

> On 09/24/2014 08:28 AM, Michael Capelle wrote:
>> office2007-join at GatewayForTheBlind.Com
>> if i send no subject in plane text, i get nothing back in my inbox, but
>> if i switch it to html, then i get a responce, saying i was subscribed.
> I can't explain why this would be the case. When you mail to a list's
> -join address, Mailman only looks at the address in the From: header of
> the message. The Subject:, body content and MIME structure (plain text
> vs HTML) of the message should be irrelevant. The only thing that
> matters is the address. If the address was not already a list member,
> you should get a response either saying you've been subscribed or more
> often, asking you to confirm your request. If the address was already a
> list member, you should get a response saying you're already subscribed.
> -- 
> 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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