[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Mar 24 22:41:35 CET 2015

On 03/24/2015 02:03 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
> But this time I tried unticking the "Plain" option for my subscription. I was surprised to see that they did start coming through as individual attachements, and that I could open them and reply to them "properly". This works in both Outlook and iOS Mail.
> But all I see is an index and a long list of unnamed attachments. If I want to read them, I have to open them one by one to see what's in them, or look at the index numbers and count through the attachements to find the right one. Is this normal? Perhaps this is something to do with convert_html_to_plaintext being set to On? We also have mime_is_default_digest set to Plain.

"Outlook and iOS Mail". Both are notorius, non-compliant MUAs. There are
lots of MUAs that will render a MIME digest in a useful way and still
let you open and reply to individual messages. I don't know about iOS
devices, and MUAs on mobile devices are a sorry lot, but reasonably
recent versions of K9 Mail on Android will at least render a MIME format
digest in a readable way.

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