[Mailman-Users] Ampersand in list footer

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 4 16:32:16 CET 2005

At 2:38 PM +0000 2005-03-04, david gordon wrote:

>  In my list settings: "Non-digest options -> Footer added to mail sent to
>  regular list members", I have a footer which includes an ampersand (&).
>  Messages received from the list show this as "&".

	That's a result of editing the footer text via the web.  All such 
editing is passed through a process to escape any potential HTML that 
may have been added as part of the footer, but unfortunately this 
code is a bit too agressive and changes all ampersands to "&" and 
all greater-than and less-than symbols into ">" and "<".

	If you have direct command-line access to the server where 
Mailman is installed, and privileged access to the Mailman scripts 
and data files, then you can fix this problem using the mechanism 
outline in the thread at 

	I've also just created the Mailman FAQ Wizard entry at 
to help address this issue.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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