As a sender of a listserv, you can insert variables to personalize each message as it is received by the recipient. This is similar to a “mail merge” concept.
In Sympa, the following message customizations can be used:
- [% listname %] – the listname
- [% user.email %] – the recipient’s email
- [% user.gecos %] – the recipient’s name (if available in the Name column of the Manage Subscribers section
Below is an example of what the sender could use in a message to John Smith’s email address, email@example.com, as part of the firstname.lastname@example.org list.
Hello [% user.gecos %]! Welcome to our list, called [% listname %]. We have you registered with the following email address: [% user.email %]. Thanks for subscribing!
Below is the same example as seen by the recipient.
Hello John Smith! Welcome to our list, called email@example.com. We have you registered with the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for subscribing!