[Mailman-Users] Need mail merge capability

Neil Cooler ncooler at nandomedia.com
Thu Jun 7 00:09:55 CEST 2001

Can you do this with sendmail?

It would be really sweet to be able to put a link at the bottom of a
posting like:

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On 06 Jun 2001 18:00:21 -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "NB" == Norbert Bollow <nb at norbert.ch> writes:
>     NB> Use qmail (with the verh patch) as MTA.
>     >> No - this would require Mailman to do deliveries one address at
>     >> a time rather than batched, and so would cost much more in
>     >> terms of delivery.
>     NB> The way around this is that replacing the tag must be done by
>     NB> the MTA at the time of sending out the message via SMTP.
> Ah, let's try this FAQ entry:
> 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.
>    Some MTAs (e.g. Qmail) provide a facility known as VERP, which may
>    be used to accomplish this.  You'll need to investigate the
>    configuration options of your MTA for details.
> -Barry
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