[Mailman-Users] Need some quick help with headers?
mmlist at mikephillips.com
Tue Jul 6 00:28:59 CEST 2004
I need to set up a mailing list with the following characteristics. I'm not
sure if MailMan can handle it.
1. Email sent to list at domain.com. (no problem)
2. List sends emails to 55 recipients. (no problem)
3. Email contains name, city/state, and email address (no problem)
4. Outgoing emails have several paragraphs of text pre-entered (no problem),
5. The last three lines of the outgoing message are the name, city/state,
and email address. (problem)
Is there a way to have a standard amount of text as a header such that the
information contained in the incoming email is appended to the header and,
in fact, appears as a footer?
I have created the exact result I need except that the name, city/state, and
email address appear at the head of the message, as it should.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Carnes" <jonc at nc.rr.com>
To: <pastor at SavingGraceLC.org>
Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 1:32 AM
Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] changing ISP servers
> Even Cpanel should let Mailman dump out the user lists for you. There
> is a Mailman commandline that specifically does that (list_members).
> The command to dump out your configuration to text is config_list.
> Your admin can dump the config out, edit the fields that change (URL and
> default host names - the list name, if that changes) then simply create
> a list with the same name and upload the config file using config_list
> again. It's almost a "no brainer" once you read the help that comes
> with config_list.
> Good Luck - Jon Carnes
> On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 23:16, Pastor Augie wrote:
> > Jon,
> > thanks for your reply. I've passed along your message to my ISP - he's
> > pretty responsive... we'll see what he says.
> > Unfortunately, we *do* use cPanel ... and this is NOT the first problem
> > we've had... funny you should mention that! Sometimes our messages get
> > stuck in queue and don't come out for days if at all.
> > Anyway, I don't have command line access and am not even sure where the
> > files for mailman are. They don't appear to be in our user directory.
> > you could tell me the name of the file to look for, I could direct the
> > sysadmin to look for it.
> > But just double checking - there is no way to export email addresses and
> > names? Then it would be a simple matter to re-import them.
> > Thanks for all your help!
> > Augie.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jon Carnes [mailto:jonc at nc.rr.com]
> > Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 7:41 PM
> > To: pastor at SavingGraceLC.org
> > Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> > Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] changing ISP servers
> > On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 10:33, Pastor Augie wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I have several mailman lists setup. Because of technical difficulties
> > > with our ISP's physical server, I am being required to migrate our
> > > entire website, including lists, to a new server (new IP and new
> > > name). My ISP contact tells me that when the mailman lists are moved
> > > to the new server they will need to be RECREATED FROM SCRATCH!!
> > >
> > > Is that the case? What is the most desirable way to migrate to a new
> > > server? Is there a simple export feature or some flat (or db) file I
> > > can export or something like that so I don't have to recreate the list
> > > by hand??
> > > Thanks in advance for your help.
> > >
> > > Augie.
> > >
> > Well, if they are using a straight version of Mailman then the answer is
> > false. It's very easy to move lists to a new server.
> > It may be that they are actually using Cpanel (or will be using Cpanel).
> > This app does "who-knows-what" to Mailman. Actually we know a few
> > things it does, thanks to the many, many complaints we receive on a
> > regular basis from folks stuck using Cpanel.
> > Even then, the movements of the lists can be relatively painless - if
> > they allow you command line access to dump out your list configurations
> > into text files.
> > Good luck - Jon Carnes
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