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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] list setup


From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] list setup
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 15:11:34 +0300
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Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dmitry Alexandrov wrote:
>> > > > came with bad GPG signatures
>>
>> | X-Content-Filtered-By: Mailman/MimeDel 2.1.21
>>
>> The name itself suggests that this thing is supposed to mangle MIME
>> messages by design, so it is not surprising, that their integrity is
>> broken.  I cannot imagine a single valid reason to mangle mail that
>> is passing through a list, whether MIME or legacy, though.
>
> The libreplanet-discuss mailing list adds a subject tag
> "[libreplanet-discuss] " and a footer…
>
> Personally I dislike these and would love to see them removed from all
> mailing lists.

Me too.

> However they have been in use for a long time and many
> people (pedantically incorrectly) use the subject tag for mail
> filtering and many people need to see the footer to remind them how to
> unsubscribe from the list.
>
> Fortunately adding these will not cause a properly signed message to
> fail signature validation.

So there are two options: (1) to debug it to find what wrong it does with some 
mail besides harmlessly appending a footer; (2) take a determined decision and 
for all that disable any body processing entirely.  Prefixing subject with a 
list name, I believe, is done by separate facility, so that’s another question.

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