[Mailman-Users] Dear "name" field

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Oct 7 18:39:33 CEST 2008

Neil wrote:
>Is there is any way to get Mailman to specify "Dear person's name" for 
>example at the top of each person's email.
>Dear John,
>This month in bla bla bla bla....

You can enable personalization for the list. If you don't see the
'personalize' settings on the Non-digest options list admin page, you
or your provider need to enable it by putting


in mm_cfg.py. Then you can put something like

Dear %(user_name)s,

in msg_header, but note that this will only work well if the messages
are plain text with no attachments. If the message is HTML, the header
will be inserted in a separate MIME part which almost certainly will
not give the result you want.

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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