Lyris User's Guide
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What about MIME Digests?
Table of Contents
Introduction
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Appendix
Frequently Asked Questions
DocBots
Running Lyris
Email
Lyris Administration
Web Browsers
Usenet Newsgroups
International
Other FAQ issues
Mailing List Features
How can I make a private list?
How can I make a moderated list?
How can Members Expire after a certain time period?
How do I approve moderated messages in bulk?
One Way Mailing Lists
How do I make a Mailing List which sends to several Mailing lists?
How do I add a CancelBot to my mailing list?
What Happens to Bad Mail Addresses?
What about MIME Digests?
How To use Lyris Extensions
How Lyris Decides Who to Unsubscribe
Perl/Lyris Toolkit
Unix Administration
Up & Coming

What about MIME Digests?

Lyris does not currently support MIME digests, and only does plain text digests. The reason for this is that a great many email programs (such as Microsoft Mail) have trouble reading MIME digest messages, and this often causes significant technical problems. Some newer mail programs (such as Pegasus mail) support MIME digests, but since a very large portion of mail programs still cannot read this format, Lyris is not currently supporting it.

This is a typical quote about MIME digests (about the ListProc list server software, which does use MIME digests):

    > I manage a ListProcessor version 8.1 site on XXX.org
    > and we've run into no end of problems with its use
    > of MIME multipart/mixed based digests. LP8.1
    > generates a multipart/mixed with 2 parts, 1
    > text/plain and 1 multipart/digest. There are a
    > number of mail readers that incorrectly process
    > this digest style.
    >
    > The RFC2046 spec is a good idea but the current crop
    > of mail readers aren't up to handling it properly.

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