[Mailman-Users] Footer message in html email
jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Jul 16 04:11:20 CEST 2003
Just curious, but what would be the problem in looking for an html
message and if the message is html, placing the footer directly in front
of the </body> tag - or if that is missing, in front of the </html> tag
- or if that is missing, simply putting it at the end of the message.
That seems like it would accommodate 99% of the situations discussed
here. The coding for that would also be fairly straightforward.
Jon "in ignorance" Carnes
On Tue, 2003-07-15 at 20:03, Brad Knowles wrote:
> 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.
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