|| at May 5, 2006 at 8:38 pm
Steve Campbell sent the message below at 11:29 5/5/2006:
I really like how this list sends digests, in particular, how the individual
emails are 'attached' as separate emails. Could someone provide the details
of how this is done? And whether it is related to my particular MUA (Outlook
Express)? Is it something that can be done through the normal UI for
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Mailman can send digests as either a text/plain format with all of
the posts appended one after the other in a single mail message or in
MIME format where you get a multipart/digest message.
You are obviously receiving the digest in MIME format which most
modern MUA programs understand and can handle. The way a particular
MUA handles such messages varies from one to the next. The text/plain
version would typically be used by somebody who is using an older MUA
that does not recognize the multipart/digest format.
The actual details of the multipart/digest MIME format are set out
somewhere within RFC2045-2049 though I have not looked at them
closely enough to tell you exactly where that information would be.
You can find plain text versions of these documents by going here:http://www.ietf.org/rfc.html
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