We implemented the new mailing-list (should be called newsletter) package for a client. It has the ability to set up html and text headers and footers separate from the content of each newsletter. The client loves it and now he wants html headers and footers around *all* their emails for example, notifications. This is actually a sensible requirement, in addition to branding issues he has legal reasons to want a footer on every page.
I don't know if we'll get a chance todo it on this project but I wanted to discuss a longer term plan to refactor the header/footer multipart mime capabilities out of mailing-list package and moving them into a mail package (acs-mail-lite) where they can be sensibly accessed by the notifications package if so desired.