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2004.04.20 14:15 "hi", by Ks Negi
2004.04.20 14:42 "Re: hi", by Joris Van Damme
2004.04.20 16:09 "Re: hi", by Gerben Vos
2004.04.20 17:46 "Re: hi", by Joris Van Damme
2004.04.21 14:55 "Re: hi", by Frank Warmerdam
2004.04.22 21:37 "Re: hi", by Joris Van Damme

2004.04.20 17:46 "Re: hi", by Joris Van Damme

Gerben Vos wrote:
> Joris wrote:
> > - 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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