[hypermail] Disallow all attachments, but bug/problem

From: Ron Pero <rpero_at_magnadev.com_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 12:40:02 -0500
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Thanks to Daniel Stenberg's patch, I have now installed hypermail on my new
(virtual) server.

When I run the test from the tests directory, it works fine.

When I run it on a real mailbox to save the html archives as if for real
(but using a test mailbox), almost everything works perfectly: the html
message pages are made, with the proper links (eg, no thread links, as I indicated in the hmrc file), and the proper index pages are created.

There is one problem: the body of the email message does not appear in the html message page. The headers (From, To, etc) appear, but not the text of the message.

Wait! I just found a solution. And it means either I was doing something wrong, or I have the honor of discovering a bug.

In my hmrc file, when I have this line, to disallow all attachments: ignore_types = *
the body of the email did not appear in the html page. But there is only one message in the mailbox, and it has just one line of text in the body, and no attachment.

But when I comment out that config line: #ignore_types = *
And uncommented this line:
ignore_types = application/x-msdownload

Now when I run hypermail, the body of the email DOES appear in the html page. Just fine.

Seems to be a problem.

But I do want to ignore ALL attachments. I don't need them in the archives, and it would prevent any security problem involving attachments.

What do you think?

Ron Pero Received on Mon 18 Mar 2002 05:35:46 PM GMT

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