From: nico(a)jeremygregson.com <nico(a)jeremygregson.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 8 December 2020 3:40 PM
To: 'Servers List' <servers(a)sca.org.nz>
Subject: RE: [Servers] Mailing List text weirdness
Your email to this list is a good demonstration that mailman doesn't have a hard limit to line length. Those three paragraphs in your mail below are all appearing as continuous lines in my email, stretching and shrinking as I stretch and shrink my window.
Which is not to say that there aren't hard character returns in your examples, but they must be getting inserted as part of the copy and paste.
More experimentation is required apparently.
I just copied this text from FB into this email (which is going to a mailman list). At the moment, it’s appearing in my email client with the correct line endings. If it comes out broken when you and I look at it in a moment, then mailman has done something to it after Outlook sends it. If it makes it to us with no extra line breaks inserted, then the problem is something else.
As you know, each month the cover page of this group is updated with something that is relevant to the month.
In 2021, I am going to mix things up a bit, and each month I am going to be spotlighting one of Lochac's 12 Baronies (a very convenient number!).
Thsi will include not just the cover photo, but during the month, we will be posting trivia and history about the Barony and any Cantons that belong to that Barony.
I'll be using the Lochac Order of Precedence for the Baronies, which is:
Rowany, Innilgard, River Haven, Aneala, Stormhold, Ynys Fawr, Politarchopolis, Southron Gaard, Saint-Florian-de-la-rivière, Ildhafn, Mordenvale, Kraé Glas. (as per the Lochac Website).
I am going to be looking for a phot from each Barony to use as a cover photo. A photo that the Barony populace feels represents the Barony, as well as a bit of information as to why that photo is significant.
During each month, please feel free to share your memories and photos, history and trivia about that spotlighted Barony.
I'll be using the hashtags #BaroniesofLochac and the name of the Barony.
Feel free to message me, or send me an email at media(a)lochac.sca.org if you have any questions or would like to contribute!
From: Sorle Maknicoll <sorle.sca(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 8 December 2020 1:25 PM
Subject: [Servers] Mailing List text weirdness
For some time, my wife has derided people emailing mailman mailing lists for seemingly copy and pasting from facebook. This is because when she looks at the email on her phone there are weird hard returns and she figured that was from the copy and paste (and because the exact post also went on facebook) ...
... until it happened to an email I sent. She asked and I had in fact copied from email for the facebook post. It's how I do things.
So it seems that mailman (or the underlying mail protocols - searches I've tried blame python's mail protocols) has a hard character line length. I can't find a mailman setting to change that - does anyone know of a solution? Given how more people are now accessing email via phones, this is something that would be nice to fix. If the list doesn't scrub it, examples attached: two of the mailing list email (with bad line breaks) and the third is me forwarding the source email directly and showing none of the line breaks.
Sorle Maknicoll. Or, a hawk's head erased and on a chief wavy gules a bar wavy Or.