On Fri, 4 Apr 2003 13:06:46 -0800 (PST) Deb <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have heard that some majordomo-owners have installed a program called
> "demime." I have a few questions about this program:
the web site is at
and will answer many questions.
> 1. How is demime called? Part of the alias, or from majordomo, or...?
normally it's used in the aliases file.
> 2. Does majordomo use it to filter all email, which would include
> email commands to majordomo as well as posts by list members?
system administrators option. i normally use it to filter commands as well
as submissions, because certain ISPs (cough AOL cough) make it difficult to
send plain text email these days.
> 3. On a scale of 0-9, 9 being "a piece of cake," was it Easy to Install?
> - If low on the scale, why?
i'm going to plead that my install was not representative. it was
difficult, but i caught perl early in the 5.6 release during the transition
from perl 5.6.0 to 5.6.1 and some aspects of the CPAN stuff were rather
more challenging than i appreciated. i suspect that it is much, much easier
i stuck through it because i really really really needed something like
demime and because Nick, the author of demime, was incredibly helpful.
> 4. Did it work straight away? If not, what did it take to get it work?
once the perl issues were dealt with, it came right up.
> 5. Can the demime program create a plain text message from HTML?
yes, it uses the perl module for extracting text if necessary.
> 6. Lastly, where would I find a copy of demime?
see the web site above.
> Any and all comments are appreciated. Oh, one more question: is there a
> better program available than demime?
don't know. there are alternatives. i've no experience with them, demime
works and i'm happy with it.
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From: Deb <firstname.lastname@example.org>