[Mailman-Users] Banner and Complex code in header and footer

zzizzle at zzizzle.com zzizzle at zzizzle.com
Mon Aug 16 13:23:09 CEST 2004

I have to say I have the same questions.  I think this is a valid  
question and the stuff on these links only confuses me more.  I love  
this system, and I only vaguely seem to remember about 11 subliminal  
messages that basically tell you no - that this system isn't designed  
for those frills.  If that's not the case, could someone please answer  
this question in a way people like me can understand?  I am not a  
programmer, and I think a lot of these links are confusing to  
non-programmers.  I still have a list of questions I can't seem to get  
answered (for myself), but am still thrilled with the system and have  
been making it work in a way that I love.

For instance:
1) Can you add an html header to the emails?  I still don't get it.  I  
read the links you provided, and their sub-links.

2) Is there a way so people subscribing don't go back into that archaic  
interface - when it asks them to accept or decline the list it's flat  
out confusing - text overwhelm - my user base is consumers and not  
programmers.  Why should a) they have too choose or deny when they are  
clicking on a link to confirm?  It should just confirm them without  
another button text and w/o text overwhelm. and b) it takes them back  
to a list of all my lists, which I hate, or at least would like to have  
the option of avoiding, if I am not intending to mix all my  
subscribers.  I don't want them to have the option of joining other  
groups unless I intend to give it to them.

3) I don't understand if you can attach PDFs where it says, i.e. to new  
subscribers, etc.  When I attach one, it just inserts garble into the  
text box once the PDF file is uploaded.  I can't tell if this is an  
error, or what, and if I can include additional text.

Thanks, guys!

On Aug 16, 2004, at 3:01 AM, mailman-users-request at python.org wrote:

> At 10:04 PM +0200 2004-08-15, Ulisse wrote:
>>  At the moment i can insert, such as header and footer, in the  
>> messages
>>  sent via Mailman Mailing lists only pure text and links. Is it  
>> possible,
>>  for the administrator/moderator of the lists, to insert images, html
>>  code, banner, java feed or other complex code, such as header and
>>  footer, in every message sent via Mailman Mailing lists ???
> 	If you had bothered to follow the instructions at  
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py? 
> req=show&file=faq01.022.htp>, you should have been able to find  
> (without too much trouble) the FAQ entry at  
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py? 
> req=show&file=faq03.037.htp>.
>>  If yes. If it is possible... What is the system ??? Have you some
>>  instructions ? A link ? Exist an rpm or a modification ???
> 	See above.

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