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Hello,

I am being told by some subscribers that the HTML emails they receive
via a list run by Mailman contain attachments, although the original
emails have none.

In message body they only have their email address and attached they
have a file called ATT00351.htm and two inline images which were part
of the email. So if they want to see the content, they need to open
the html attachment.

I have now switched to no personalization at all but I am not sure
this will be enough. As for other settings, I do not have anything
added by Mailmain in footers. Scrub attachments of regular delivery
message? is set to No.

What can I do to make sure, the email is presented as is without being
put into attachments? They claim to be using Outlook. As a matter of
fact I also use Outlook at work and do not have such a problem. Thank
you!

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Zbigniew Szalbot

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  • Mark Sapiro at Mar 17, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
    I am being told by some subscribers that the HTML emails they receive
    via a list run by Mailman contain attachments, although the original
    emails have none.

    In message body they only have their email address and attached they
    have a file called ATT00351.htm and two inline images which were part
    of the email. So if they want to see the content, they need to open
    the html attachment.

    Something is adding a mime part to the front of the message. This could
    be a Mailman msg_header (if msg_header is 'empty', make sure it is
    really empty and not just 'blank'), or it could be something (like a
    disclaimer) added by any MTA/MDA the message passed through on the way
    to the recipient.

    I have now switched to no personalization at all but I am not sure
    this will be enough. As for other settings, I do not have anything
    added by Mailmain in footers. Scrub attachments of regular delivery
    message? is set to No.

    Personalization is not doing it unless it is triggering something
    outside of Mailman which is unlikely.

    msg_header it the only Mailman setting which will do this in Mailman.

    What can I do to make sure, the email is presented as is without being
    put into attachments? They claim to be using Outlook. As a matter of
    fact I also use Outlook at work and do not have such a problem. Thank
    you!

    Make sure that msg_header and msg_footer are empty. See
    <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.039.htp>.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Zbigniew Szalbot at Mar 17, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    Hello,

    2008/3/17, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>:
    Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
    I am being told by some subscribers that the HTML emails they receive
    via a list run by Mailman contain attachments, although the original
    emails have none.

    In message body they only have their email address and attached they
    have a file called ATT00351.htm and two inline images which were part
    of the email. So if they want to see the content, they need to open
    the html attachment.


    Something is adding a mime part to the front of the message. This could
    be a Mailman msg_header (if msg_header is 'empty', make sure it is
    really empty and not just 'blank'), or it could be something (like a
    disclaimer) added by any MTA/MDA the message passed through on the way
    to the recipient.


    I have now switched to no personalization at all but I am not sure
    this will be enough. As for other settings, I do not have anything
    added by Mailmain in footers. Scrub attachments of regular delivery
    message? is set to No.


    Personalization is not doing it unless it is triggering something
    outside of Mailman which is unlikely.

    msg_header it the only Mailman setting which will do this in Mailman.
    I did have %(user_address)s in full personalization which I now
    changed to no personalization and removed the string. I hope this
    helps. Thanks!

    --
    Zbigniew Szalbot
  • Mark Sapiro at Mar 17, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
    I did have %(user_address)s in full personalization which I now
    changed to no personalization and removed the string. I hope this
    helps. Thanks!

    If you had a msg_header and removed it, that will help. The fact that
    the header had personalized information is not relevant to this issue.

    Also, with Full Personalization, it would seem there is no need to put
    %(user_address)s in msg_header as the address is already in the To:
    header of the message.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Zbigniew Szalbot at Mar 17, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    Hello,

    2008/3/17, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>:
    Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
    I did have %(user_address)s in full personalization which I now
    changed to no personalization and removed the string. I hope this
    helps. Thanks!


    If you had a msg_header and removed it, that will help. The fact that
    the header had personalized information is not relevant to this issue.

    Also, with Full Personalization, it would seem there is no need to put
    %(user_address)s in msg_header as the address is already in the To:
    header of the message.
    Not sure why I have always thought that %(user_address)s is required
    by the full personalization option. Thanks Mark - this is probably
    solving the issue!

    Thank you!

    --
    Zbigniew Szalbot

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