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Discussion list variables?
09-02-2002, 04:10 AM
Post: #1
Discussion list variables?
Hi

Is it possible to use a few variables in the body of emails on our discussion lists? Actually, this is an annoucement list and not a discussion list, but I presume the same would pply for both.

I want to be able to do:

Hi --name--

And then this would replace --name-- with the name specified by the user when they signed up. All the information is there, and is used in the To: field, so would this be possible?

Thanks!

- wil
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09-03-2002, 03:33 PM
Post: #2
Discussion list variables?
hey wil!

That's a good idea! I've added it now and pushed it live (though it won't be documented on the web panel until the next full push out, I guess people who want bleeding-edge features just need to peruse the discussion board!).

If you don't have a subscriber's name but included a "--name--" in your message, it will just put in "Subscriber" instead.

josh!
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09-03-2002, 10:29 PM
Post: #3
Discussion list variables?
Boy, *that* was fast work. You rule, dude. And all that kind of buttering-up.

Uh, I bet a top-notch programmer like you could modify the autoresponder in no time flat to allow us to send a file with an attachment.

Hint, hint, hint.

The autoresponder at present doesn't allow one to add a header - and without adding a header, it's impossible to send RFC 1521/1522 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension attachments with email.

Of course, it's possible that you could simply change mail system to pipe incoming email to a custom program the user wrote. That way, we could parse incoming mail and conceivably figure out what kind of letter to send in response.

With the email system giving you guys conniption fits right now, though, I would hesitate to suggest such a thing. Nope, it must have been someone else who suggested the pipe to a process idea. I won't even pipe up and suggest that it's a very good idea. I don't want to worry about getting white powder in my snail mail, even if it's just dandruff.

But fixing the autoresponders so that you can send an attachment doesn't sound nearly so, uh, er, dangerous?
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09-04-2002, 02:11 AM
Post: #4
Discussion list variables?
Hi Josh

Excellent. Thank you very much for the swift reply!

- wil
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09-04-2002, 02:13 AM
Post: #5
Discussion list variables?
Quote:But fixing the autoresponders so that you can send an
attachment doesn't sound nearly so, uh, er, dangerous?

I'd be hesitant to implement this. If this system got abused by one user, the effects on the shared mail servers could well be catastrophical for everyone.

Maybe this should be an option for dedicated servers?

- wil
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