[amsat-bb] ANS Bulletin Format Problem

Jeremy Turner jeremy at jeremymturner.com
Tue Oct 17 14:32:53 UTC 2017

I have noticed that the mailing list software seems to insert carriage
returns every 76-78 characters before resending the plain text format,
where I did not do that.

For those of us who primarily or frequently consume
email via mobile platforms, the
text ends up looking like this. The smaller screen will
automatically reflow text but
the mailman software introduces hard carriage returns
and makes the text look more
like a haiku or a weird poem. It is very difficult to read
properly. And to be clear, this
is not a problem with my email client on my mobile
device, but it is a problem
caused by the mailman software combined with the
small screen of a mobile device.

It is very annoying.

JoAnne, in your raw email, I see the following fields:

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; Format="flowed"

Hopefully that will help in troubleshooting as well.


Jeremy / KO6RM

On October 17, 2017 at 08:00:47, JoAnne K9JKM (k9jkm at comcast.net) wrote:

As a follow up to the message I sent Zach previously. It appears that
the Mailman system is changing that Transfer-Encoding ...

Message header of a local copy I sent to myself with Thunderbird and
amsat-bb Mailman server:
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Hi Zach,
Thanks for your input. I made the recommended changes. The test I ran
does indeed show the ascii text in the message source instead of a bunch
of jammed together character strings that remind me of satellite telemetry.

So, I waited for amsat-bb to send me the message I just sent ...

Message header of that message received via the amsat-bb Mailman server:
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64





This gives me a little more information to send to the volunteers
running the mail system. Something along the route changed the listserve
message to base64.


73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org

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