[Esa-l] Re: Felix Navidad ... Stripping Attachments

Michael H. Martel martelm at quark.vsc.edu
Tue Dec 5 02:57:51 PST 2000

--On Sunday, December 3, 2000 6:11 PM -0800 "John D. Hardin" 
<jhardin at wolfenet.com> wrote:

> There are four possible things to do to an attached file:
>   Allow it to pass unchanged;
>   Mangle the filename;
>   Strip it off the message;
>   Poison the message.

Sounds good to me.  It occurs to me this morning, as I'm reading through a 
particularly nasty mailing list (info-datatel), that stripping of the 
attachment comes in multiple flavors.

Strip the attachment
Strip the attachment and replace with canned text message

Then there's the issue of what to do with the stripped attachment. The 
mailing list I mentioned above has a lot of Netscrape users who send their 
.VCF file along for the ride.  I find that annoying, and would like to 
strip that out and leav no trace it existed, but would like to have other 
attachments be replaced with some generic boilerplate.

Just my two cents worth!



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