What you might be able to do is write a wedge program that goes between
majordomo and sendmail to parse out MIME for the proper location to
insert the "I mailed this to email@example.com" banner/footer/fronter. Majordomo
can't do it natively, and neither can sendmail. If this is functionality
you can't live without, you may want to research other MTAs and list
manager applications before digging in and doing it yourself or hiring
someone to customize your copy. A method for the least amount of MIME
work would be to put the name of the recipient in the subject line and
not the body of the message.
Julian Sutachan wrote:
> I have an interesting setup in my list. I send the message to list 'xx' of
> 50 recipients
> 1) None of the recipients are able to post/reply to the list. ('no-one, the
> source is only one person', imagine it as a one way feed for news update)
> 2) None of the recipients see my email address or name, instead they see the
> list name 'xx' on both the sending and receiving email headers.
> The idea is to personalize their email letting them know which email address
> they used. So all I'M really trying to do is to let them know what address
> the message has been sent to incase they can't remember where they're
> subscribed to. As far as load on the server I'm not concerned about it.
> Let me know your thoughts.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Liston [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 2:21 PM
> To: 'Majordomo-Users@GreatCircle.COM'
> Cc: Julian Sutachan
> Subject: Re: Personalize Majordomo email messages
> This question gets asked several times a year and should be added to
> the FAQ.
> The answer is Yes. There is a way to customize majordomo to do this.
> The caveat is No, nobody has done this or seems willing to, because
> the increased workload on the MTA (mail server) would be outrageous.
> Not to mention the additional disk space and CPU requirements this
> kind of load would generate with a busy list.
> Currently, majordomo simply passes the entire list of addresses that
> belong to a list, along with the received message, to sendmail (MTA)
> to be delivered. If you customize/personalize each message to show
> who the recipient is, majordomo could only give sendmail one message
> per recipient. Imagine the difference in load between one email
> with 50,000 recipients vs. 50,000 emails with one recipient each?
> Dan Liston
> Julian Sutachan wrote:
>>Dear Majordomo Users,
>>I'll like to know if there is a way to customize Majordomo so that the
>>'recipients' email address shows up in the body of the email.
>>to: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>this message was sent to: Johndoe@xx.com <mailto:Johndoe@xx.com>
>>------end of stuff-----
>>end of body.
>>Thanks in advance!