after ranting and raving and very exasperated pleading,
I've finally managed to convince the company I currently
work for to at least try using an (internal) mailing list.
the admin set up a mailman list with web access, very
much like ILUG. good. however, two problems are now
1st, some people insist on e-mailing in HTML (*bad*
HTML at that, as it often (but not always) comes
form some M$ junkware). for some of them, I see
essentially no hope of training/convincing to not
send HTML-mail. unfortunately, the web archive,
when read with a browser, shows the raw HMTL,
making those messages hard to read.
2nd, attachments are sent. a variety of different
types, including (unfortunately) M$ worthless.
in the web archive, these show up as gibberish
(e.g., unintelligible base64 encodings).
so two, possibly related, questions:
+ is there any way to set/adjust things so that HTML
e-mail renders more sensibly when viewed via the
+ and is there any way to set/adjust things so that
the attachments are at least downloadable?
( I used to run an internal e-list at a different
company, and used MHonArch (or however it's spelt),
which would nicely save the attachments. they could
be downloaded, and the ones in more agreeable formats
could often be viewed from the web browser. that is
the sort of thing I am after. )
I myself have no experience with mailman et.al.,
other than as a subscriber to several e-lists (such
as ILUG) which use it. and I won't be making any
changes myself; instead someone who doesn't speak
too good Inglish and is more comfortable with
Windross will be doing it --- assuming he can
first be convinced there is a (solvable) problem.
p.s. and I would like to work for a less clewless company.
CV details below.
Experienced (20+ yrs) kernel/software Eng: | Brian Foster Montpellier,
• Unix, embedded, &tc; • Linux; • doc; | blf at utvinternet.ie FRANCE
• IDL, automated testing, process, &tc. | Stop E$$o (ExxonMobile)!
Résumé (CV) http://www.blf.utvinternet.ie | http://www.stopesso.com
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