[Mailman-Users] mass subscription with personalization on

John DeCarlo jdecarlo at mitre.org
Tue Oct 7 14:49:21 CEST 2003


I believe the trick is to use the format of %(fullname)s for the user's 
fullname.  I don't know if there is a first name variable or not.

If you load the members of the list with the format:

Some Text Here <email-address>

Then "Some Text Here" will be the "fullname" variable.  That's why I 
would be somewhat surprised to find Mailman parsed it into first and 
last name.  But it might.

I'll do a little investigating.

Chris Gozdzik wrote:
> I have no root access to the server, but have a good host that turned the 
> personalization on for me.
> I'm trying to move from another script that used subscriber list with first name and e-
> mail address - I'd like to use this, but don't know how to enter it in mass subscribing. 
> I've tried putting the first name in front, separated by coma or without - it wouldn't 
> work.
> I couldn't find this info in the faq and would really appreciate your help with it.
> Chris Gozdzik


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