[Mailman-Users] Question about a function capability

Marcella Wright mwright at kychamber.com
Wed Nov 7 17:21:35 CET 2001

Well as a mater of fact the reason I need the TO: field to have their e-mail address is that many of them have multiple addresses and can't remember them all as well as some of them apparently have alias names that they are not aware of.  I have had numerous people say the want to unsubscribe, give me their e-mail address that they are aware of and these addresses are no-where to be found on the lists.  This is a real problem.  I obviously can't take them off if I don't know their address and many of them really have no idea,  This seams really weird, however many people really don't understand the net and how things work.  They are Executives in companies who just depend on someone else to do and know all that and they just expect someone else to figure it out.  I know this shouldn't be a problem but it is.  If there is anyway to correct it by having their e-mail address in the TO that would be great!

>>> Nigel Metheringham <Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk> 11/07/01 09:00AM >>>
On Wed, 2001-11-07 at 13:24, Marcella Wright wrote:
> Is there any way to show the subscribers e-mail address in the
> TO: field?  This is a problem for me.  I need this field to show
> their e-mail address not the list address and not all subscribers
> address just the person who is getting the subscription.  I don't
> see a way to do this but I'm new to using this product.  Any help
> or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

[Please post in normally formatted text, not HTML - I had to edit the
above quote to make it format sensibly]

Mailing lists typically send exactly the same message to many
recipients.  You are asking that the message be different for each
recipient (even if it is just the headers you are changing), which is a
different functionality.

Mailman does not support this functionality.  It may be possible for you
to add it by making it strip the recipient headers, then building a new
copy of the message for each recipient at the point where you pass the
messages to the MTA.  However you are going to have to do a significant
amount of coding to acheive this.

The other question is why do you need the To: header to show the
recipient address - are your subscribers too stupid to remember their
own addresses?  If you are trying to work round anti-spam measures then
you have other problems already.


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