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From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-23 21:21:01

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> [snip]

> Indeed. I don't know if it's a recent change, but the list of
> allowable attachment types has been set to:

> multipart/mixed
> multipart/alternative
> text/plain

> I just added:

> text/x-cplusplus

I can think of a large number of possible additional mime types that
should likely be allowed, such as the following alternative mime types
for C++ and C code:


In addition, text/x-patch is sometimes used for patch files, which I've
attached to messages to this list on a few occasions in the past. I
can also imagine some cases in which it would be useful to be able to
attach HTML, XML, and (other) SGML files, which cover a large number of
mime types.

What is the reason for restricting the types of attachments anyway?
There doesn't seem to be much or any spam which gets through to the

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

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