[Mailman-Developers] Complex code such as header and footer in the messages sent by mailman

Ulisse ulisavi at tin.it
Fri Dec 24 05:09:53 CET 2004

In past, i have posted about the capability to insert html code or banner such as header and footer in the messages sent by mailman mailing lists. In fact for a production site it is not good the limit to insert simple test or link in header and footer.
Have someone news about an hack patch, rpm, instructions or similar about the capability to insert complex code such as header and footer ?
I think to put in a Freelancer site (http://www.getacoder.com/ , http://www.getafreelancer.com/ , http://freelanceauctionnetwork.com/  or similar ) a bid about this problem, but i have a limitate budget. Is it difficult to make this type of modification ?

I have to say I have the same questions. I think this is a valid question and the stuff on these links only confuses me more. I love this system, and I only vaguely seem to remember about 11 subliminal messages that basically tell you no - that this system isn't designed for those frills. If that's not the case, could someone please answer this question in a way people like me can understand? I am not a programmer, and I think a lot of these links are confusing to non-programmers. I still have a list of questions I can't seem to get answered (for myself), but am still thrilled with the system and have been making it work in a way that I love.

For instance:
1) Can you add an html header to the emails? I still don't get it. I read the links you provided, and their sub-links.

2) Is there a way so people subscribing don't go back into that archaic interface - when it asks them to accept or decline the list it's flat out confusing - text overwhelm - my user base is consumers and not programmers. Why should a) they have too choose or deny when they are clicking on a link to confirm? It should just confirm them without another button text and w/o text overwhelm. and b) it takes them back to a list of all my lists, which I hate, or at least would like to have the option of avoiding, if I am not intending to mix all my subscribers. I don't want them to have the option of joining other groups unless I intend to give it to them.

3) I don't understand if you can attach PDFs where it says, i.e. to new subscribers, etc. When I attach one, it just inserts garble into the text box once the PDF file is uploaded. I can't tell if this is an error, or what, and if I can include additional text.

Thanks, guys!

On Aug 16, 2004, at 3:01 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

At 10:04 PM +0200 2004-08-15, Ulisse wrote:

    At the moment i can insert, such as header and footer, in the messages
    sent via Mailman Mailing lists only pure text and links. Is it possible,
    for the administrator/moderator of the lists, to insert images, html
    code, banner, java feed or other complex code, such as header and
    footer, in every message sent via Mailman Mailing lists ??? 

  If you had bothered to follow the instructions at <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py? req=show&file=faq01.022.htp>, you should have been able to find (without too much trouble) the FAQ entry at <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py? req=show&file=faq03.037.htp>.

 If yes. If it is possible... What is the system ??? Have you some
 instructions ? A link ? Exist an rpm or a modification ???

  See above. 

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