[ubuntu-uk] E-mail body as attachment

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Mon Jun 1 14:27:28 BST 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 14:13 +0100, William Anderson wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
> > Steve Archer wrote:
> >> Why is it that when some people send an e-mail to the list I receive the 
> >> e-mail with no body, but it is instead an attachment?
> >>
> >> It's driving me nuts...
> >>
> >> Cheers, Steve
> >>   
> > Strange, what e-mail client (or provider if it's webmail) are you using?
> Matt is using Evolution to send, Steve is using Windows Live Mail to
> receive.
> > I find that by default Thunderbird will forward messages as an 
> > attachment rather than inline but I've not experienced it when reading 
> > messages on the list.
> It's not Thunderbird, or forwarding messages to a list ... it looks like
> Evolution is sending Matt's gpg-signed messages with the plain body text
> and gpg signature in separate mime enclosures.  Mailman then encloses
> *that* in its own mime enclosure, and adds the list footer in a separate
> attachment.  So Matt's original two attachments (the body text, the gnu
> signature) become attachments within an attachment!
> There's something to be said for just plain text :)

Hmm, thats interesting. I can't see a way around that inside Evolution,
as far as I can see Evolution is set to just use Plain Text. Anyone know
a way around it?

Maybe it's time to go back to Mutt!

-Matt Daubney
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