To add what Dan had to say, demime also prints a little notification at the
end of the offending email that it stripped the attachment.
The sender would then see that it got stripped, get mad at you, threaten to
force a coup on whoever installed demime and question why he/she can't send
those pictures to an email list....
Of course, your faq will plainly state that attachments will be stripped
and should only be sent to private email addresses and only if
requested. They will then tell you they never saw the faq even though it
was asked of them to read it before posting to the list.
"What intro email? I never saw any stinking intro email!! You mean that
thing I got years ago that said don't delete? I deleted it!"
And I got this sardonic after only administering half a dozen lists over
Los Angeles, CA
. . . . . . . .
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
-John Nichols, novelist (1940- )
At 06:35 PM Wednesday, 3/12/2003, Daniel Liston wrote -=>
>Since demime has the capability of stripping the attachments
>off the messages, email could still come to the list without
>requiring a notification to the sender about bouncing their
>message. If comments/complaints come in about the missing
>attachment, you can point them to your FAQ or AUA for that
>Adding these to the (global_)?taboo_headers section could help;
>but they would not bounce to the sender, they would bounce to the
>owner or moderator. This person would then send out a notice that
>the attachment bearing message was denied distribution. With the
>proper filters in place, that notice could be automated as well.
>Christian Ready wrote:
>>Thanks for referring me to Demime. I don't think that's what I'm looking
>>I was wondering if there was a config setting in majordomo that would send a
>>message back to the sender informing them that they are not allowed to send
>>messages to our list that have attachments. I know that there are some mime
>>types that I can deny, but I wanted to see if I can deny all mime types.
>>Is that possible?
>>>[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Daniel Liston
>>>Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 1:59 PM
>>>To: Christian Ready; firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>Subject: Re: Denying attachments
>>>Christian Ready wrote:
>>>>I am considering making a change in my mailing list configurations.
>>>>I'd like to know if I can prevent attachments from being sent and if I
>>>>can have it set up such that if a user sends an attachment to the list,
>>>>it would reply back to them with a message that I would define
>>>>somewhere (e.g., "Your post was denied because you attached a file.
>>>>This is a no-no in our organization.").
>>>>Does anyone know how this would be accomplished in majordomo 2.0?