[Mimedefang] html to text
Rich.West at divatv.com
Tue Mar 12 10:01:24 EST 2002
Anomy::HTML mainly 'cleans' up the HTML message, disabling things such
From the Anomy::HTML web page (mailtools.anomy.net):
Other things it can do:
within incoming email.
* Protect you from email-based break-in attempts which exploit bugs
in common email programs (Outlook, Eudora, Pine, ...).
* Block or "mangle" attachments based on their file names. This way
if you don't need to recieve e.g. visual basic scripts, then you
don't have to worry about the security risk they imply (the
ILOVEYOU virus was a visual basic program). This lets you protect
yourself and your users from whole classes of attacks, without
relying on complex, resource intensive and outdated virus scanning
It will not convert HTML to plain text... You will need another program
to handle that conversion, but I haven't gone down that route.. :)
Richard West mailto:richard.west at divatv.com
Sr. Systems Administrator
Diva - Princeton, NJ http://www.divatv.com
hans mayer wrote:
>thanks to jason, who did point me the necessary steps.
>i did install md with "anomy" successful in test environment.
>also activating anomy_clean_html() around line 100
>in "/etc/mail/mimedefang-filter" just
>befor return action_accept();
>testing, i changed setup within netscape messanger to send
>html-emails. sending red and blue characters in small
>and larger fonts to myself, i see the same format after
>i noticed, that Content-Type changed from text/html; charset=us-ascii
>now to multipart/mixed; boundary="----------=_1015935660-2571-0"
>i thought, i will receive a plain text message without html.
>is there an other point, where i can turn the screw ?
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