So, after our switch off majordomo, I've received feedback from users.

First, digest users complained that a lot of extra headers were
making it tough to see the separation between messages. I also
personally noticed that a -lot- of bandwidth is wasted by not
stripping the footer of each message from the digest version(so the
digest ends up with 20+ copies of the list's footer, with the list
name and all.)

Our list ballooned in bandwidth requirements when we went to mailman,
and we're limited to an ISDN line. Alternatives like handing mail
off to another server for expansion+delivery are not options at the
moment; neither is a faster line(DSL is not available yet in the area
where the server is.)

I'd also like to know if there is a way to strip a lot of unnecessary
headers, to save bandwidth and to make posts easier to read. Mainly,
I don't see why we need listers(and especially digest users) to get
much more than from, subject, to/cc, date, and reply-to if it's
defined by the sender.

Now, granted, there are strange setups, and it probably isn't
compliant with some RFC thus-and-such to just hose headers, so it
could be a non-default feature.

However, I think that stripping each message of the mailman-addred
footer -before- it is put in the digest would be great(just as how
this is done with Pipermail archiving.) I would settle for this

Make sense?

I've considered some kind of pre-processor program/script that takes
a message and does stuff like:
-remove unneeded headers
-remove MIME/attachments
-remove HMTL

I'd guess that it's probably been done before, but a quick(and I do
mean quick) search did not find anything.

PS:I should mention that people commented to me that they like the
options/preferences, the archives, and
Brett Dikeman Systems Engineer
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  • Chuq Von Rospach at Aug 31, 2000 at 7:42 pm

    At 3:31 PM -0400 8/31/00, Brett Dikeman wrote:
    -remove MIME/attachments
    -remove HMTL
    http://scifi.squawk.com/demime.html is what I use.

    Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui at plaidworks.com)
    Apple Mail List Gnome (mailto:chuq at apple.com)

    And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
    and say 'Man, what are you doing here?'"

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