[Mailman-Developers] Mailmerge?

Christopher Petrilli petrilli@amber.org
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 09:40:42 -0500

Richard Leyton [richard@beenz.com] wrote:
> Dan Ohnesorg wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >
> > > First time I've heard of mailmerge.  What is it, and what does it do?
> >
> > Mailmerge is WordStar's command, it means serial mail, or personally
> > customized mails. Somethink like:
> >
> > Dear {first-name},
> >
> Exactly correct. The data can be merged in from some external source, such as
> a database, or a nice user list appended with additional information in some
> way.

I suspect that this would be nearly impossible unless you were merging in
pieces of information that Mailman already had... otherwise you'd have a huge
data corrolation piece.  ONe day, Mailman will actually have a more real
database behind it that lets you keep arbitrary data about each person, rather
than just their email.

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