hyperlinks at end of email broken

Bug #872538 reported by Michael Marvick
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GNU Mailman

Bug Description

I do not know exactly how to replicate this problem, as I am merely a subscriber on a mailman listserv.

I received an email where there was a hyperlink to a webpage at the very end. Then, the default signature for the listserv was the next thing in the email. For some reason, the hyperlink had merged with the signature, causing the link to fail and the signature at the end to look awkward. I assume that the user forgot to include the end tag </a> for the hyperlink at the end of the message, but I'm not entirely sure what happened. I would be happy to forward the email if necessary.

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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

I don't know what happened either, but it appears that the list admin may have specified the list's msg_footer incorrectly. What I do know is this. Footers can't contain HTML tags because footers are always added either directly to the end of a text/plain message or in a separate text/plain message part. If URLs in footers are rendered as hyperlinks, it is the recipient's mail client that is doing this.

When Mailman adds a footer at the end of a text/plain message, it always ensures there is at least one newline between the message body and the footer, so the possible explanations that I see are either a broken mail client is reading the message, or the footer was created with the URL not separated from the rest of the footer, or this is not standard GNU Mailman. I would have to see the raw message to say more.

Changed in mailman:
status: New → Incomplete
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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

You can either forward the mail to me (see my Launchpad profile) or save it to a file and attach that to this report.

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