"James B. Byrne" wrote:
> On 24 Nov 2000, at 16:55, I received this message:
> > In the last couple of weeks we've had two people on the ABCD mailing
> > list who upgraded to AOL 6.0 and discovered that the new version of
> > AOL is HTML only. They cannot switch to plain text, so they are
> > unable to post to the list.
> > I can tell that this is going to turn into a major headache.
> > I thought I'd write you and let you know what we've run into. Other
> > administrators on other lists may be encountering the same problems.
> > Or they're about to.
> 1. Is there actually no way to turn off html formatting from the AOL
> 2. If this isn't true then how do you do it?
> 3. If it is true then how can majordomo handle it? Anyone out there
> with a pre-processer to strip of html tags and reformat incoming
> messages as text?
Don't know if #1 is true or not, I would suspect not, but not being an
AOL user, (no version for linux released yet) have no idea how it would
be done. As for #3, majordomo will pass HTML messages through the list
as long as you are not adding fronters/footers to the messages and
breaking the MIME encoding. This does not solve the problem of people
with pine, elm, mutt, or other text only readers from seeing garbage
in their mailbox though.
Your best choice would be to implement demime to convert the HTML into
plain text before it gets to the resend script.