> I did an informal poll a while back as part of my E3 alpha-testing and
> found *very* few lists that support the MIME headers, though... seems like
> many list-managers have some catching up to do with their software(s).
I just installed SmartList 3.10 on my list and invited 100 of my
subscribers to help stress-test it and give comments on the
SmartList 3.10 does MIME digests.
Result: practically unanimous howls of protest from readers with
MIME-aware mail readers. "What IS this?" "I hate this!" "Why won't
it just let me read it as a plain text file?" "what's this attachment
sh*t?" "I couldn't read the file!" "If it stays this way, I won't
Even I hated it. I use MH and set the NOMHNPROC to turn it off in MH.
I told them that it was their mail reader reacting to the MIME headers
and that there was probably a way to configure their mail reader not
to process the mail that way. They didn't care, they had no idea what
I was talking about, no interest in learning. They only knew that
they liked it the way it was before and now it was awful.
I went into smartlist and turned all the mime stuff off. Result:
very happy readers.
MIME digests might be OK for specialized audiences, but not in
general. Trust me.
Michelle Dick artemis @
com East Palo Alto, CA
Owner, FATFREE Vegetarian Mailing List