[Mailman-Users] Recipients email addresses in To:header or clickable unsubscribe link

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Nov 12 17:44:34 CET 2004

Brad Knowles wrote:

>At 11:07 AM +0100 2004-11-12, Jacob Friis wrote:
>>  Is it possible to have the members address in the To: header?
>	You could turn on full personalization, but that does some other 
>things you may not like.  Among other things, it destroys information 
>about what other recipients were listed where on the original 
>recipient headers.
>>  Or a clickable unsubscribe link in the mail?
>	Also available through personalization.  You just have to modify 
>the template.

Also note that you can enable and turn on personalization without "full
personalization" which will make all the necessary user information
available to build an unsubscribe link in the footer without munging
the To: header. However, all the personalization options only work for
individual messages, not for digests.

>	Also note the RFC 2142 headers that Mailman will include by 
>default on each and every message that is sent through the system. 
>For example, the mailman-users mailing lists includes the following 
>headers with every message sent:
>List-Id: Mailman mailing list management users <mailman-users.python.org>
>List-Unsubscribe: <http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users>,
>	<mailto:mailman-users-request at python.org?subject=unsubscribe>
>List-Archive: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users>
>List-Post: <mailto:mailman-users at python.org>
>List-Help: <mailto:mailman-users-request at python.org?subject=help>
>List-Subscribe: <http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users>,
>	<mailto:mailman-users-request at python.org?subject=subscribe>
>	Depending on the recipients MUA, they should be able to click on 
>the appropriate link and have their system "Do The Right Thing".

Assuming that when they follow the mailto link, the address they reply
from is the subscribed address. This may not be the case, especially
if the user has subscribed a "forwarding" address to the list and has
forgotten that fact.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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