[sdiy] Mail formats

m brandenberg mcbinc at panix.com
Wed May 23 00:16:00 CEST 2018


On Tue, 22 May 2018, Chromatest J. Pantsmaker wrote:

> As far as I understand,
>
> The issue at hand here isn't one of forcing the list to be plain text,
> but in trying to accommodate HTML-ONLY emails, which aren't very
> numerous, but weren't being displayed properly.  A change was made,
> enabling the mailman's built in "convert HTML to Plaintext" feature.
> That feature didn't work nearly well enough and it has since been
> turned back off.

Correct.  And those emails were, in fact, text/plain only.  But
they were also MIME multipart containing another multipart.  And I
suspect this isn't handled attractively in certain readers and
made people think some weird HTML mode was in play.

m

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