The elm mailer as distributed with 5.2 appears to be missing
MIME support. To check:
(the hard way) try reading a mime-encoded mail message. The
MIME information is printed as part of the message,
as are any attachments
(the easy way) strings /usr/bin/elm | grep metamail
The correct result is
metamail -p -z -m Elm %s
but on RedHat 5.2/i386 the string is not found.
(In an environment where people routinely send lunch
announcements as MS Word attachments, this is a nuisance!)
Fixed in elm-2.5.0-0.2pre8 (should be in Red Hat 6.0).
I don't understand why this bug is listed as
resolved. I have elm-2.5.0-0.2pre8, and
metamail-2.7-20 under RH 6.0, and the behavior
is the same as described in this report.
The configure option MIME_RECV does not appear
to have been set during compilation.