Default Mass Mailing Messages

Plugin: default_mass_mailing_messages.cgi - Set Default Mass Mailing Messages

This plugin allows you to set default message copy in the, "Send a Message" and "Send a Webpage" screens. This copy can be loaded with dummy/placeholder text to be used as a starting point for a new mailing list message.

This copy can reside outside of the program at a different file location or URL, or can be inputted directly into the plugin itself.

Deprecation Notice

Since Dada Mail now supports Stationary, this plugin is now listed as deprecated, and will be removed in a later version of Dada Mail, as soon as v7.2.0.


This plugin can be installed during a Dada Mail install/upgrade, using the included installer that comes with Dada Mail. The below installation instructions go through how to install the plugin manually.

Change permissions of "default_mass_mailing_messages.cgi" to 755

The, default_mass_mailing_messages.cgi plugin will be located in your, dada/plugins diretory. Change the script to, 755

Configure your .dada_config file

Now, edit your .dada_config file, so that it shows the plugin in the left-hand menu, under the, Plugins heading:

First, see if the following lines are present in your .dada_config file:

 # start cut for list control panel menu

 # end cut for list control panel menu

If they are, remove them.

Then, find these lines:

 #                                      {
 #                                      -Title      => 'Default Mass Mailing Messages',
 #                                      -Title_URL  => $PLUGIN_URL."/default_mass_mailing_messages.cgi",
 #                                      -Function   => 'default_mass_mailing_messages',
 #                                      -Activated  => 1,
 #                                      },

Uncomment the lines, by taking off the, "#"'s:

                                        -Title      => 'Default Mass Mailing Messages',
                                        -Title_URL  => $PLUGIN_URL."/default_mass_mailing_messages.cgi",
                                        -Function   => 'default_mass_mailing_messages',
                                        -Activated  => 1,

Save your .dada_config file.

Default Text and CKeditor/TinyMCE

Setting default text/copy for the HTML message will work when using one of the WYSIWYG editors that Dada Mail supports. Some guidelines:


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