[Mailman-Users] HTML and msg_header Option

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Thu Sep 9 05:30:55 CEST 2004

On 9/8/2004 16:08, "Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:

> At 7:59 PM +0000 2004-09-08, gaclark at attglobal.net wrote:
>>  Is it possible to included HTML in the msg_header Option? I would like to
>>  broadcast an image with a link to a web page in the header of each
>>  message.
> Header?  There is a msg_header option that can be set on a
> per-list basis, which can include certain pieces of information about
> the list, etc....  But this is not put into the actual headers of the
> message, but merely pre-pended to any message content that had been
> submitted by the poster.  Unfortunately, this has the same problem as
> message footers, as discussed in
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.039.htp>.
> You can suppress some of the headers that Mailman adds to
> incoming messages, especially the "List-" headers, which is explained
> at 
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.001.htp>.
> But short of modifying the source code, there is no way I know of to
> add your own headers of this type.
>>  The list of substitutions for this option appear to exclude this
>> capability. I
>>  suspect that this feature cannot be accomplished without a customization
>>  that is beyond the scape of administrators woth access via cPanel.
> Ahh.  CPanel.  Please see
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq06.011.htp>.

There is no need to use HTML if you merely want to include a URL to a web
page.  Email programs knew about links (many like them enclosed in <>,
particularly if they get broken into multiple lines) long before Netscape
foisted HTML email onto the world.


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