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On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Rick Moen wrote:
> > There are a lot of MUA's that cannot handle it and also a number of
> > lists that if thy find any attachment delete them. He is not helping
> > the cause :)
>> Oh yes.
>> As as list-admin myself, I'm sympathetic to those who strip MIME from
> list posts. There's so much abuse of the technique. And it doesn't
> help that Mailman's default pipermail archiver doesn't decode them.
I personally see no reason to send attachments to lists. Even the lists that
I belong to, when I have had a patch, I submit it direct to the author and
not via th list. And at the end of the day you can also submit virii etc via
> See http://www.balug.org/pipermail/balug-talk/2002-March.txt.gz for an
> example of MIME rubbish marring a mailing list archive. Some people's
> habit of top-posting (posting new text above a complete, untrimmed
> quotation of the entire prior message thread) doesn't help much, either.
I hate, detest, top posting, I either post to the bottom, in sections or
remove a lot of the top text and post at the bottom.
> > I found the list that was deleting the body with clear signing, it was the
> > Exim list. The reason being that it was set to delete anything that had a
> > filename, which even in clearsign (non mime) Mutt was adding a
> > filename="pgp.msg" or similar.
Actually it was funny seeing a 20 or 30 line message (I cannot remember how
much I wrote about TDMA) but others on the list must have thought I was mad :)
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