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Major Major version 2.9 released

zaterdag, 09. november 2019  Door: Peter Moylan

Major Major is a (free) mailing list processor. It takes messages sent
to a mailing list, and distributes them to the list members. The
features include support for several different languages (including
different languages for different lists), support for moderated lists,
an option to remove attachments, ability to add spam filters, and a
number of other features.

The latest version can be downloaded from
or from
or from Hobbes incoming.

The new feature is correct handling of HTML messages with plain text
leader and/or trailer text added. This turned out to be trickier than
expected, but I think I have finally tested all possibilities.

Existing MM users whose lists use only plain text will see just one
change: for a plain text message with attachments, and a list with
"remove attachments" specified, the resulting message will have type
multipart/mixed. I tried to get the obvious text/plain result in this
case, but it turns out that that required a two-pass approach to move
MIME headers to an earlier point in the message. The resulting code was
so complex that I decided to go for readable code rather than minimal
MIME structure.

This version also fixes a long-standing bug: a 30-minute delay in
responding to a Ctrl/C from the keyboard!

-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org

Categorie: Software, Nieuws, Pers en Internet