[sf-lug] Lists: plain text only please :-) [ugh: ("An HTML attachment was scrubbed...")]

Jesse Zbikowski embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 10:54:15 PDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 5:30 AM, Michael Paoli
<Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Some/many email clients (e.g. Microsoft
> Outlook) may do so by default - one should almost always turn that
> behavior off and just send plain text when sending to (or Ccing) lists
> (ditto for Usenet).

OK just throwing out ideas here, but why not have the list server deal
with HTML attachments?  Some piece of code figured out that there is a
scrubbable HTML attachment (Mailman or Pipermail) so I would think the
Right Thing might be one of the following:

1. List server should silently remove HTML attachments with no trace

2. List server should reject mail with HTML attachments (idiot filter)

3. List server should auto-send "nag-mail" to the offender saying
essentially what Michael said above

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