On Jul 29, 2008, at 6:13 AM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:

I can tell you it is "impossible". Why?
While you can actually write a script to try to do it, you'll more
likely end up breaking the e-mail format, because it will not be too
easy to rightly guess the content-type/boundaries in replies.

If one converted all messages to mutlipart/mixed and added the disclaimer as text/plain part with a content-disposition: inline, then you might be able to safely ensure that each message had exactly one copy of the disclaimer. But any script will have to be fully and completely aware of all MIME structures, so using various perl libraries is where I would start.

But of course you are right in that if you were replying to an unsnipped reply there is no way to know the structure of the quoted material in the first reply, so removing it from the quoted section may well be impossible to do reliably.

On a side note, I'm wondering if the original poster is familiar with the arguments presented in


I haven't updated that in years, but I think that the points still hold.


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