SPUG: list filter html

John Costello cos at indeterminate.net
Tue Aug 16 09:58:44 PDT 2005

On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Andrew Sweger wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, John Costello wrote:
> > Is that why some of the messages are showing all their HTML, or is that 
> > just my reader?
> Attachment filtering and conversion is not enabled, yet. What you're
> seeing may be the result of a broken sending MUA or (the logical or) a
> misunderstanding receiving MUA. I haven't looked at it in detail other
> than to grumble at the spewage of MSHTML (I see it too).

Ah, ok.
> Since there have been zero objections to my proposal, I will start
> enabling the filters. In the past, any time I mess with the list's
> configuration, invariably Something Bad[tm] will happen. I'll make a
> separate announcement(s) about the changes.
> MUA = mail user agent (your email software, e.g., Pine)

Yep--I administered a mail server long enough that I should know that 
acronym.  It'll be a sad day when I forget my mail knowledge. :^) 

> > I dislike receiving attachments, period, on lists, and especially dislike 
> > non-text attachments (which have been naughty worms--though not on this 
> > list).
> I feel the same way. But there are some attachments that make sense, like
> PGP signatures.

Good point.  I had thought only of executables and the like, or the 
occasional image.  Does PGP come through as binary (I'm guessing yes, but 
don't remember).
> The fellas that run the mail server for Perl Mongers have quite a bit of
> spam and virus filtering in place. Plus, any message sent to the list from
> a non-subscriber is simply rejected.

Ah, that's good to know.  
> -- 
> Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
>                                 things can go wrong at once.

John Costello - cos at indeterminate dot net

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