[Mailman-Users] Photos from Macs getting removed by list server

Christian F Buser luscheina at yahoo.de
Sun Jan 21 09:02:45 EST 2018

Hello Peter Shute. On Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:13:13 +0000, you wrote:

> We’re finding that messages sent to our list by Mac users are having 
> jpg attachments removed. I assume this is something to do with the 
> list being plain text only, and the email format created by the mail 
> program Macs use.

No, it has nothing to do with "the email format created by the mail program Macs use", because these mail programs have to follow the same rules as all mail programs do. Otherwise they just would be useless.

I would rather guess that these images were embedded in the mail message’s HTML text and not real attachments. And when the HTML is deleted by Mailman, the images are of course also no longer showing. 

> We’re also finding that if ipad/iphone users send emails with photos, 
> the list lets the photos through, but iPad/iphone users can’t see 
> them, causing them to assume they’ve been stripped off.

Not sure, but I think this is all a problem between the chair and the keyboard of the sender or the recipient... 


Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)      
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