[Mailman-Users] Custom header
dave at difference.com.au
Tue Aug 31 20:38:36 CEST 2004
At 10:06 AM +0200 31/8/04, Brad Knowles wrote:
>At 12:42 PM +0800 2004-08-31, David Cake wrote:
>> I guess my questions really is 'do the existing per-list
>> customisation options include any way of changes to the mail headers
>> beyond what is already accessible from the GUI?'
> You can change the templates, but I don't recall off the top
>of my head whether that allows you to change the headers used within
>the message. I don't think it does, but I might be wrong.
It doesn't look like it does, all the template files are html
or mail body text files that I can see.
> To change the templates, you'll need to have command-line
>access to the server. Modifying these is not possible from the web
Doesn't editing the public html files basically change the
per list templates? And thats accessible from the web interface.
>> I did. It told me mailman wasn't a CRM and I shouldn't expect to do
>> any customisation on an individual message basis (apart from VERP) which
>> I was already pretty clear on. I don't want complex per user customisation
>> (which the FAQ entry was pretty clear I wouldn't get), I want simple per
>> list customisation (which the FAQ entry left me a bit unsure about).
> Then the FAQ entry must have left you with an incorrect
>impression, because through modifying the templates, you can make
>changes to the message bodies, and that can be done on a per-list
>basis. Moreover, those message bodies are capable of using variable
>substitution field names on a per-user basis. This is how we create
>the footers on some mailing lists that will have a link direct to
>your user login page for the list in question.
What we have here is a disagreement about what constitutes simple.
Adding a custom header has been simple on some other mailing
list managers I have used (smartlist, for example). And as you point
out, there is quite a bit of per list customisation of message body
possible with mailman. Just very little header customisation,
> But there are limits to what you can do. That is the key
>impression that I had hoped to leave with the FAQ entries on this
Indeed. It appears I've hit one.
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