Godfrey DiGiorgi godfreydigiorgi at
Tue Aug 4 12:10:25 EDT 2020

Good to know, Doug, thank you! 

Have to say, though, that the PDML listserv is one of the fussier that I use. (The listserv I use for my motorcycle mailing list is actually a good bit fussier—by intent, it will not post anything that isn't plain text and limits post size pretty tightly. Everyone seems to like it as it is so I've been reluctant to change it. :)


> On Aug 4, 2020, at 8:52 AM, Doug Brewer <doug at> wrote:
> This is not strictly true. Though yes, the PDML settings favor Plain Text, there have been adjustments made to allow some MIME stripping/conversion in the process, as long as there is also a Plain Text version available.
> Sending from the subscribed address is important, and message size also plays a role, in order to save bandwidth. And of course the intertubes sometimes just lose things.
> I am not aware of any issues with subject lines causing rejection, but that's not to say it's impossible. There have been some syntax errors that caused rejection with certain software in the past. I wouldn't mind having some examples of suspected subject line-related problems to look at if anyone wants to send them to me.
> Thanks.
>> On 8/2/20 2:12 PM, Godfrey DiGiorgi wrote:
>> The PDML listserver is fussy and will reject emails that have *any* deviation at all from plain text, sent from the authorized address. It sends no warning or error notification, your email just goes into a black hole. For this reason, if I send a post and see nothing back within a reasonable amount of time, I just send it again being scrupulously careful to make sure it is a plain text post from the correct email address.
>> G
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