[Mailman-Users] Maximum template size?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Jun 1 01:29:56 CEST 2007

Carter Braxton wrote:
>I just tested this to be certain, and the variable substitution does not take place -- the invitation email that is sent contains the variable names rather than the values:

The problem is the non-substitution '%' characters in your template.

>75% of email traffic on the Internet

>      http://www.test.test/cgi-bin/mailman/options/test/name%40domain.com
>    The part that reads "name%40domain.com" is based on your email
>    address.  For example, if you signed up with an email address of
>    "foo at bar.com," you would point your web browser to:
>      http://www.test.test/cgi-bin/mailman/options/test/foo%40bar.com

All the above '%' characters need to be doubled as '%%' so they are not
confused with substitutions such as the following.

>Your address "%(email)s" has been invited to join the %(listname)s
>mailing list at %(hostname)s by the %(listname)s mailing list owner.
>You may accept the invitation by simply replying to this message,
>keeping the Subject: header intact.
>You can also visit this web page:
>    %(confirmurl)s
>Or you should include the following line -- and only the following
>line -- in a message to %(requestaddr)s:
>    confirm %(cookie)s
>Note that simply sending a `reply' to this message should work from
>most mail readers.
>If you want to decline this invitation, please simply disregard this
>message.  If you have any questions, please send them to

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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