[Mailman-Users] 64 bit encoding

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Nov 4 12:27:47 EST 2015

On 11/04/2015 09:16 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> Oh thank you!  Because I was reading that it is triggered by header
> msg_header or msg_footer, but nobody really know what that was exactly.
>  It didn't match any settings in the interface.  I greatly appreciate this

To be more specific, if a list specifies a msg_header and/or a
msg_footer (in the list admin Non-digest options), Mailman will decode
the message body of a text/plain message in order to prepend the
msg_header and/or append the msg_footer. Then the message body is
re-encoded by the email library when Mailman sets the new body.

Thus, if msg_header and msg_footer are both empty, the recoding won't
happen, but when it does, it is controlled by the
email.Charset.add_charset() settings for the character set of the body,
and the patch I gave you changes the body encoding from base64 to

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