2004.04.20 17:46 "Re: [Tiff] hi", by Joris Van Damme
- Is an update available that appends footers the correct way, being to the proper parts of MIME messages, not just the bottom of the message which is part of no MIME part and thus not ever seen.
Alternatively, could the mailing list software strip off all HTML MIME parts (or convert them to text with a warning), and politely reject the mail if nothing is left?
I know mailing lists where some messages contain a warning that "demime" has stripped off an attachment (usually public keys and stuff), so maybe that program could be useful.
I share your dislike for garbadge messages. With the garbadge format and plain bad complete-message-bottom-overquoting style, it is not uncommon these days to see messages where the ratio of true new information and total consumed memory/bandwidth is 0.1% or less.
However, there's two advantages of today's situation/policy over complete de-miming, too.
- small tiffs can be included as an attachment (downside: large tiffs too)
- small C snippets can be included as an attachment, which has major advantages over including it in the plain text part. (Andrey seems to use that feature a lot these days, and, as a result, his included C code can be readily used.)
As such, I don't think complete de-miming is a valid option.
Joris Van Damme
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