DC = David Cornwell
BH = Bill Houle
[ David, please be careful with your quoting and attributions. This
message was very confusing until I looked up the original messages in
the archives. ]
BH>Since it works for everyone but you w/Outlook, why would you think
BH>it is a Majordomo config issue? This is clearly an Outlook/MIME
BH>problem. Turn off your Rich Text. Stop sending MIME.
DC>You are undoubtedly right - technically. However, I think that
DC>we have to accept that Outlook is not going to go away and my
DC>configuration is the "out-of-the-box" set-up.
DC>Therefore what you are, in effect, suggesting is either (i) users
DC>need to configures their machines specifically for the use of the
DC>majordomo software, or (ii) that we accept postings onto the list
DC>which for, what may potentially may be a large percentage of the
DC>number of subscribers, do not have a subject prefix nor a message
DC>footer visible by default, or (iii) if we require a message footer as
DC>a disclaimer, we actually do not allow users to join the list. None
DC>of these options are acceptable.
DC>I would therefore argue that Majordomo needs to handle Outlook/MIME
DC>messages which are only going to increase in number - this is
I'm not sure why this is spilling over into Mj-workers, but the
thing you need to realize is that Mj 1.xx does not and will never
handle MIME, therefore Bill's advice was on target to a solution.
*That's* reality. Mj2 (currently in pre-alpha) handles MIME and
should solve all your problems. Check the Mj-workers archive at
http://www.hpc.uh.edu/majordomo-workers to learn about the Mj2 effort
As for Outlook or any other mail MAIM... er... MIMEing mailer not going
away and increasing in number, that's not the issue. The issue is
whether or not Outlook expects to interact with the mail system at large
and legacy mail handlers specifically. Obviously you have it configured
to not be backward compatible, so why are you complaining when it's not?
Someday, non-MIME mailers will have all gone to their well-deserved
rest, and compatibility won't be of concern. Of course by then the
MIME-enabled stuff will be the uncooperative legacy code that has to be
"First, we kill all the MIMEs."