[Mailman-Users] Footer message in html email

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Wed Jul 16 02:03:55 CEST 2003

At 4:53 PM -0700 2003/07/15, Jason Buscema wrote:

>  This puts me back to my original post... the reason I want to have a
>  personalized footer message in my HTML emails is so that a user can click
>  the link to unsubscribe. Again, we don't use Mailman management for this
>  list.

	I'm confused.  If you're not using mailman for the list, why are 
you asking us for help on this topic?

	The problem with HTML is that there is no standard way of knowing 
where the bottom of the message is (as perceived by the user), and 
therefore you can't really attach a footer at the bottom.  You could 
encapsulate the entire HTML message and use a MIME multipart, but how 
that would be displayed would vary greatly depending on the MUA.

	So, the basic answer is -- it can't be done.  Not with HTML 
e-mail.  This is one of the many reasons why people who've been doing 
e-mail for a while consider it to be one of the worst evils that has 
been visited upon the Internet -- usually just below spam.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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