[Mailman-Users] footer format

Kim, DongInn dikim at indiana.edu
Tue Dec 13 16:45:55 EST 2016

Mark, there is another thing that I need to mention.

This footer used to work fine with 2.1.15 (i.e., it was fine with the digital signature email) but it seems to have a problem with 2.1.23.
Maybe I did anything stupid? :-(


- DongInn

> On Dec 13, 2016, at 4:31 PM, Kim, DongInn <dikim at indiana.edu> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Thank you very much for looking into my problem.
> I do not know what is going on with the digital signature part but I am wondering if you can take a look at the full raw source of the message and see if there is any clues to debug this issue? This message was sent with my S/MIME signature.
> http://www.crest.iu.edu/~dikim/mailman_footer.txt <http://www.crest.iu.edu/~dikim/mailman_footer.txt>
> The raw source has the correct format of plain text footer but it is ignored and another footer seems to be displayed with the html format.
> Why does it have two footer contents?
> Regards,
> --
> - DongInn
>> On Dec 13, 2016, at 1:03 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net <mailto:mark at msapiro.net>> wrote:
>> On 12/12/2016 02:49 PM, Kim, DongInn wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Is there a way to keep the footer format (or layout)? In the most emails, the footer format is fine but when a user uses digital signature (pgp or S/MIME), it surely breaks the format.
>>> It seems that it is possible that the format is broken regardless of the signature issue but I can not track down this case.
>>> For example, the broken format looks like this:
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/hwukqz2iuqa18cg/Screenshot%202016-12-12%2017.47.16.png?dl=0 <https://www.dropbox.com/s/hwukqz2iuqa18cg/Screenshot%202016-12-12%2017.47.16.png?dl=0>
>>> The right format looks like this:
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/7tqfdxvjb6hxqbg/Screenshot%202016-12-12%2017.48.09.png?dl=0
>>> Maybe, can we use <pre> tag around the footer for the html format of email?
>> Standard Mailman never puts the footer in an HTML message part. If the
>> message is a single part text/plain message, the footer is appended to
>> the text/plain message. Otherwise it is added as a separate text/plain part.
>> It could be in your case that unsigned messages are single part
>> text/plain messages and signatures make the message multipart/signed,
>> but even so, the formatting of the footer should not be changed.
>> The article at <https://wiki.list.org/x/4030707 <https://wiki.list.org/x/4030707>> has more on this. It
>> also has some material about non-standard (and not recommended) patches.
>> Is your Mailman patched in any way to deal with footers and to put them
>> in HTML parts?
>> -- 
>> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net <mailto:mark at msapiro.net>>        The highway is for gamblers,
>> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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