[Mailman-Users] question

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Fri Jul 18 20:14:47 CEST 2003

On Friday, July 18, 2003, at 03:40 PM, Lauren Goldwert wrote:

> Hi there,
> I have attempted to use mailman to send 1 email announcment to 200 
> people on
> my mailing list, however I found that most people didn't get the email
> because it was filtered as junk mail by their junk mail filters since 
> the
> email was not sent directly to their email address, but rather a
> mailinglist at domain.com address.

Sounds like a fairly brain-damaged filter if it is applying rules to 
the To: header. Your list member's addresses are on the SMTP envelope 
of the messages or they wouldn't get to the MTA which should be trying 
to deliver to them. SMTP delivery is not based on the headers in the 
message but the address on the SMTP envelope.

> Is there a way to have mailman send 1 email announcement to each 
> member, one
> at a time, so that the email is addressed to each individual 
> specifically?
> Thanks,
> lauren

You do not say what version of MM you are running. If it is 2.1.x then 
you could try turning on full personalization on the on the non-digest 
option page of the web admin GUI for your list.

I think this will lead to individual messages containing To: headers 
with the member addresses in them.

You will pay a performance penalty but as they count of members is 
quite low ...

If you do this you might as well turn on VERP for personalized messages 
and get the benefit of more precise bounce handling, given that you are 
expending the cost of personalization.

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