Opened 8 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#12845 closed defect (fixed)

Mailing list message-footers are not removed when quoting

Reported by: lazaridis_com Owned by: lazaridis_com
Priority: low Milestone: 1.10
Component: Operations Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


The quality of the mailing-list conversation is negatively affected by the footers.

Usually there is a functionality, to remove those footers automatically when replying to a message.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Dustin Machi

Milestone: future

I've never seen this feature in mailman before, seems like a clientside feature. If i'm wrong and someone wants to point me to where that configuration would be applied I'd be happy to do so. Marking to the future until then.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by lazaridis_com

The application which sends the e-mail has to delimit the footer. Within usenet, "--" before the footer usually works. Possibly this would work (on mailman *and* on the web-ui): replace the long _ lines with "--").

And maybe it is an issue of your service provider:

And finally, one way to minimize the disturbance is to reduce the footer to a one-liner. The total of 8 lines are just too much.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by ben hockey

Owner: changed from Dustin Machi to lazaridis_com
Status: newpending

lazaridis_com based on your tests what are the conclusions? I don't follow what the outcome was.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by ben hockey

Priority: highlow

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by lazaridis_com

Status: pendingnew

I'm mentally "out" of the issues here, but here's the first step to go:

See this here as an example:

existent footer (with non-standard footer delimiter and too much content)

Reference Guide:
API Documentation:

[hidden email]

Change it (I assume within mailman) to something like:


first line is a "-- " dash-dash-space (quasi standard for footer delimiter)

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by Colin Snover

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This has been addressed.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by bill

Milestone: future1.10
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