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formatted disclaimer

Is it possible to format text in a text resource which is used for message footer ?
(integrate bold or underline types)

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Funny you ask that because I tried it yesterday.

The only wart on the IronPort system, in my opinion, is the fact you can't do any HTML tagging or text formatting.

Guys, listen up! Help your customers out!!!

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Hi,

here's my home-brewed html/text footer solution.
Doesn't look nice, but works. Very important the tag!
If you are testing, make sure your client (outlook) is not sending out mails in BASE64. The HTML actually could look simplier, but I'm too lazy too change it :-) Also this allow you to make a difference between text and html.

Textresources:
HTML-Footer:

German bla bla with Umlaut äöü


 


English blabla




TEXT-Footer:
Normal Text bla bla. Try to avoid special chracter sets.


Content Filters Outgoing:

Order 1:
HTML-Footer: if (body-contains("text/html")) OR (body-contains("multipart/mixed")) { add-footer("HTML-Footer"); insert-header("X-Footer", "HTML"); }

Order 2:
TEXT-Footer: if (header("X-Footer") != "HTML") { add-footer("TEXT-Footer"); }

SSH:
In localeconfig say 3 times yes.

Re: formatted disclaimer

Dude, that's solid work. I didn't even think of the tag. I'll have to give this a shot.

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Thanks for this detailed answer, i will check out during next week and come back to show the results.

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Re: formatted disclaimer

The approach presented is correct but the HTML is a little questionable since it doesn't balance the pre tags and should not end with . For this to work you must start the text resource with and should end with

 (case insensitive). For example, a simplistic HTML footer would be:

Disclaimer


This works since we insert the text resource between a
 pair.

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Re: formatted disclaimer

The HTML looks indeed funny, but you will need the starting tag. You will see, if you fiddle around with it.


Dirk

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Re: formatted disclaimer

:!: Notes/Domino users must use "MIME Format" instead of "Notes Rich Text Format" on their clients to make the HTML footer to work.

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multiple disclaimer

hey ... does someone have a solution to prevent multiple disclaimers?

Re: formatted disclaimer

Yes - in short create a dictionary with a one line of text from the disclaimer.

Then write a content filter that looks for this one line of text...if it finds it..then it should deliver the mail so it does not pass thru any other filters, if it does not contain the text then add the disclaimer.

Key is ordering of filters..look before you add.

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Re: formatted disclaimer

sorry, found the answer to my question
;-)

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Re: formatted disclaimer

jeah that would be great! we have about 10 different disclaimers i think it might be a little bit to resource hungry to ask for each line of the disclaimers... in additon to that, all this footers are changing from time to time. i don't realy want to edit the filters for each footer change. there must be a better way =) *please* :lol:

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Re: formatted disclaimer

HTML in email? How do you propose preventing my stripping out your codes in my MUA?

Disclaimer?
http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/stupid-disclaimers/

'Nuff said. Well....

~JasonG

--

****POST DISCLAIMER****
If there is any other disclaimer or legal notice in this posting, it is hereby declared NULL and VOID; You may safely ignore that content. This disclaimer supersedes all other disclaimers or legal claims added at any time, by any person or entity, even if they claim otherwise. This disclaimer MUST be retained in perpetuity in any derivative and subsequent communication regarding this communication in full or part and this disclaimer MAY NOT be removed by any means, manual or automatic. This disclaimer MAY NOT be altered by any person or entity other than the original author who retains full copyright. Copyright (c) 2007 ad infinitum Jason L. Gurtz
****END DISCLAIMER****

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HTML Disclaimer (SHORTENED)

Sorry for jumping in very late :( , but you could just use the following for an HTML Disclaimer:

Latest Virus information

href="http://www.ironport.com/toc">click here?








NOSEND="1">


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Re: formatted disclaimer

To save about 15 minutes of bewilderment, ensure that the closing tag is at the very top of the footer.

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Thanks dbeste for your hint!
Could you please tell me step by step, how I can add your 'Content Filters Outgoing' once for HTML-Footer and once for the TEXT-Footer with the GUI on the newest AsynchOS 5.5.1-011?

I'm hanging on this step:
- Mail-Policies
- Outgoing Content Filters
-> Add Filter, Section 'Conditions' and 'Actions':
How and where exactly can I add your rules

Order 1: 
HTML-Footer: if (body-contains("text/html")) OR (body-contains("multipart/mixed")) { add-footer("HTML-Footer"); insert-header("X-Footer", "HTML"); }

Order 2:
TEXT-Footer: if (header("X-Footer") != "HTML") { add-footer("TEXT-Footer"); }

Isn't it possibly using the GUI?

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Re: formatted disclaimer

I found the Knowledgebase ID 275 "How do I add a new message filter to my IronPort Appliance?"

This is the information I was looking for. :wink:

BTW: Is it possible to link to such a ID without known login? Are this informations only for IronPort-Customers?

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Hello,

For an HTML footer, not closing with a

 tag appears to break attachments in email with the attachment binary content displayed in the message body.

I am still having a similar issue for a Text footer and I have been unable to resolve this. Has anyone else experienced a similar issue?

Cheers,

Gary

Cisco Employee

HTML and Test formating

All are very good comments and suggestions.

HTML has been assigned Feature Request 277.

As for Text formatting (bold/underlining) has not been requested. Please contact your IronPort Sales Team they would be the best avunue to champion a request such as this.

Cisco Employee

IronPort Support Information

Links or external knowledge base information is limited to customers/users with support portal accounts.

You can request an account by going to the following link:
http://www.ironport.com/support/request_account.php

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Thank you 'dglynn' for the Link-Answer. (I have such an account).

Could you please tell us, how we can access the Feature Request-List?
Is this list available in the support-portal as well?

How can I support this feature request 277, including Text/HTML-functionality?


Addition from May 15:
Any news on this?

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formatted disclaimer

:( We are on release 6.3 and I am not getting the same results as stated here. I guess functionality also changed after renaming "Message footer" to "disclaimer"?
Please help to setup a html disclaimer :( Thanks[size=12:93b1d3cdc1][/size:93b1d3cdc1]

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Re: formatted disclaimer

[quote="prashant.bhokare"]:( We are on release 6.3 and I am not getting the same results as stated here. I guess functionality also changed after renaming "Message footer" to "disclaimer"?
Please help to setup a html disclaimer :( Thanks[size=12][/size]

Prashant

Please let us know what you tried, and how it failed.

Karl Young

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Hi,

I created a text resource using type diclaimer with the following content

This message contains information that may be privileged or confidential and is the property of the XYZ company. It is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, disseminate, distribute, or use this message or any part thereof. If you receive this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies of this message.

Then i created a outging content filter to trigger for all mails to my gmail address should get this disclaimer.

The content filter did work but the disclaimer on gmail was seen with the html tags as is. I hope what i want to say...

can you help me to undertsnad where i went wrong. Thanks

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Hi,

I created a text resource using type diclaimer with the following content

This message contains information that may be privileged or confidential and is the property of the XYZ company. It is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, disseminate, distribute, or use this message or any part thereof. If you receive this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies of this message.

 

Then i created a outging content filter to trigger for all mails to my gmail address should get this disclaimer.

The content filter did work but the disclaimer on gmail was seen with the html tags as is. I hope what i want to say...

can you help me to undertsnad where i went wrong. Thanks

Need HTML Disclaimer

I am also looking for a way to add an HTML disclaimer. I migrated from MailMarshal about 6 months ago but I am still running that product just for the disclaimers. I must say, IronPort is awesome and it can do a lot of things but it needs work in this area. It should be an easy thing to do but adding an HTML disclaimer is not possible from what I am told by support.

Currently mail leaves our mail server and goes to MailMarshal where a disclaimer is added. From MailMarshal the email flows to IronPort and then out to the world. I would love to eliminate the Marshal box but I need the HTML disclaimers to work on IronPort. Pure text disclaimers just won't work. It isn't 1998 anymore. Can someone from IronPort please help us out. It seems that there are enough of your customers asking for this feature.

Jim :cry:

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Re: formatted disclaimer

I have it working here (both: plaintext/HTML).
What exactly doesn't work for you?

Re: formatted disclaimer

Pat, thanks for the reply. I was able to get the plain text disclaimers working fine. The problem with those is that the text didn't automatically wrap and it was one long line of words. IronPort told me that the only way to get it to wrap was to use an HTML disclaimer which they didn't support yet.

With MailMarshal it works quite nicely. If a message is being sent in plain text it will add a plain text version of our disclaimer(with line wrapping text). If it is a HTML message it adds an HTML disclaimer. Is this possible with IronPort? I am currently running version 6.1.0-306.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jim

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Re: formatted disclaimer

I have to check this issue Monday@work. Sorry for the delay!

Monday:
Our plaintext-disclaimer is a text ressource (Mail Policies, Text Ressources). We have copy&pasted the disclaimer from UltraEdit32 and that seems to do the trick. But I'm not sure, what exactly makes the difference... :oops:

An other work-around could be if you wrap the disclaimer manually line by line after 80 characters. Not really nice, but better then one line .-)

And you are right: IronPort should help us in this issue. Because it seems not to be that difficult, but important for many companies.

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Re: formatted disclaimer

Hello Pat,

UltraEdit32 didn't work for me :(
In what format did you save the file before copy pasting the content as text resources box? Is there something I missed.

Thanks

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