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

Peter Shute pshute at nuw.org.au
Tue Mar 24 22:53:28 CET 2015

Mark Sapiro 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.

So this is normal behaviour for these clients? I wouldn't see anything different if those settings I mentioned were different? I'm still pleasantly surprised that changing the Plain setting lets me access the digest as well as this.

Peter Shute

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