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Merge Variables

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.

 

Sympa Variables

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

Example

Below is an example of what the sender could use in a message to John Smith’s email address, jsmith@sjy.org, as part of the test@list.sjy.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 test@list.sjy.org. We have you registered with the following email address: jsmith@sjy.org. Thanks for subscribing!

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