[Mailman-Users] Putting user's address in the trailer

Barry A. Warsaw barry at digicool.com
Wed Jun 6 23:58:00 CEST 2001

>>>>> "CVR" == Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at plaidworks.com> writes:

    CVR> On Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 11:39 AM, Harald Nikolaus
    CVR> wrote:

    >> Is there a way or a quick patch to put the address with which a
    >> user is subscribed to a list in the trailer that is added to
    >> each message?

    CVR> it's a common question. The answer is, not as things stand
    CVR> now. I think some folks have hacked some stuff in, but it's
    CVR> not really the way mailman is designed.

    CVR> (barry, this is probably another FAQ item...)

How's this:

Q. Can I put the user's address in the footer that Mailman adds to
   each message?

A. No.  The reason is that, for efficiency, Mailman batches together
   message delivery for many users at once.  Putting the user's
   address in the footer would require Mailman to craft a unique
   message for each recipient, and this would likely unacceptably bog
   down your system.


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