[Mailman-Users] how do i edit the digest email?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Mar 23 16:29:49 CET 2007

Tina Forsyth wrote:
>i want to edit part of the email that gets sent out as a daily digest...
>specifically to remove the text at the top with all the list details about
>how to send to the list, etc... i'm using this as an 'announcement only'
>list and i don't want people to be able to access that information.
>ive searched all through the faqs and other documentation and couldn't find
>any reference to this.

The digest boilerplate is in the template masthead.txt. See the FAQ at
for information on editing templates.

You will probably need the assistance of your host to install an edited
template for your list.

However, if this is an announcement list, why allow digests at all? If
you set Digest options->digestable to No and turn off 'digest' for
your current digest members, you won't care what the digest masthead
says. (You may also need to set digest_is_default to Regular.)

If you are posting so many announcements that digesting is desirable,
perhaps you should consider batching them into fewer posts.

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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