Switching Email

Scott Weeks surfer at mauigateway.com
Sat Mar 12 15:47:28 CST 2011


--- bill at herrin.us wrote:
On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 10:28 PM, Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at utc.edu> wrote:
> On 3/11/2011 8:24 PM, Scott Weeks wrote:
>> --- bill at herrin.us wrote:
>> From: William Herrin <bill at herrin.us>
>>
>> No, it isn't. Contrary to mailing list best practices, NANOG
>> unsubscribe information is stubbornly stashed in the email headers
>> ----------------------------------------------
>>
>> That's a feature.  Not a bug.  :-)
>
> Actually, it's RFC 2369  :)
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On the other hand, the very first guideline at
http://www.mail-abuse.com/an_listmgntgdlines.html is:
"Mailing list administrators must provide [...] clear and effective
instructions for unsubscribing from a mailing list." Hidden in the
headers is rather less than clear or effective.
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On the many other mailing lists I'm on folks don't even read it when it's at the bottom of the email.  Having it at the bottom of every email is irritating and does not solve the problem of folks sending in the emails to the list for unsubscription.

scott


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