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add a signature to all outgoing email

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Antifreeze, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Antifreeze

    Antifreeze Member

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    Hi,

    For our website we have a shared web hosting account with a cpanel backend.
    I have about twenty email accounts on the domain.
    I need a disclaimer to be added to the signature at the bottom of every outgoing email.

    Rather than get all users to set-up the same signature in every email client they use,
    I would rather that the disclaimer got added by the server. Whilst I can build a website
    using a CMS package and do even some small hacks to some of the scripts, I'm
    more-or-less a javascript/cgi/php/sql noob.

    So in layman terms please:

    - Is this achievable on a shared host?
    - What Cpanel feature should I use (Eg. filters and 'pipe to program')?
    - What kind of script should I be looking for, that could append a sig onto email?
    - Are there any step-by-step instructions for noobs, for using the 'pipe to program feature?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Antifreeze

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    OK, I found a few other threads about this, searching for the string 'disclaimer'.
    It appears that it is not a feature of cpanel, because disclaimers are not advised,
    and apparently even provide mirth in some circumstances.

    However, in this instance, the signature I want to add is with regard to providing
    corporate details and to ensure that all outgoing emails have a list departmental
    contacts within them, rather than a disclaimer or legal warning.

    Does anyone have an idea as to whether this feature is going to be included in
    cpanel in the future? Personally I would have thought it a desirable email feature
    for most companies?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. Antifreeze

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    Thanks for your response.

    How can it be illegal and 'cause crashes' if every major, free email service available at the moment puts adverts at the bottom of your outgoing emails? What about virus scanners sitting on the email server that add messages (and adverts) relating to whether the email has been certified clean.

    Besides that, companies which issue email accounts for employees could easily have a set of AUP conditions for the accounts' use, including accepting random monitoring of email usage and accepting the company signature to be appended to all outgoing email. If employees were aware of these terms and signed an AUP agreement, I'm sure it would be perfectly legal.

    But even then, the legalities are surely not cpanel's concern. It would be up to the user to ensure they stayed within the law. Just like cpanel is not liable if people use its software to manage kiddy-porn sites!

    I really think it would be a very useful option to include.

    Cheers.
     
  5. jandafields

    jandafields Well-Known Member

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    Yahoo and Hotmail and all major coorporations do this to every email with no problems!

    I think MailScanner can do it with its "Add text to clean message" functionality.

    Instead of "This message contains no viruses.", make it say "whatever you want"
     
  6. Antifreeze

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I don't think I can install/use mailscanner. Correct me if I'm wrong, but most 'ordinary people' build websites on shared hosting, and are given access to the cpanel backend to control some of the features of their webhosting. But I think mailscanner requires access to config files and directories that the average end-user is not given access to? A tool more for the host to provide, rather than the end-user being able to install it themselves?

    Still looking for an answer to this, if any one has a contribution.
     
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