[Mailman-Users] changing Digest formatting

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Aug 20 16:48:16 CEST 2008

Alan.Rubin at nt.gov.au wrote:
>Is there any way to remove/re-arrange the "header" that is printed with every
>Send Change_Notification mailing list submissions to
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>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>             http://list.example.com/mailman/listinfo/list
>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
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>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
>than "Re: Contents of List digest..."
>We're using digests for announcements and we'd rather not send all that
>information to the recipients, at least at the beginning of the message.  We
>wouldn't want them to miss the meat of the message.
>We'd like to get the message started with "Today's Topics".

The information you quote above is built from the masthead.txt
template. See <http://wiki.list.org/x/jYA9>.

If you make an empty version of that template for your list, that part
of the digest will be empty. For the plain digest, there will be no
manifest. For the MIME digest, there will still be a MIME part for the
manifest, but it will be empty.

Actually rearranging the parts so the manifest comes after "Today's
Topics" would require changes to the send_i18n_digests() function
definition in Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py. The manifest would still
have to come before the first message to maintain RFC 1153 compliance
of the plain digest.

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

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