On 2/25/02 10:05 PM, "Barry A. Warsaw" email@example.com wrote:
I'm not sure I'm ready to deprecate the roster until we can come up with a simple recipe for people to unsubscribe themselves unambiguously via the web.
If you go to VERP (or more correctly, customized email), you can set up the footer of each message to include a URL to take them right ot the unsub page. Or then mimic lyris with a "you are subscribed as" in the footer.
Much preferable to hoping they go and find themselves in the roster.
I think the whole roster thing is obsolete technology, and few users today are on lists that actually disttribute them, so few know they exist, much less think to use them. I'd love to see data from sites that DO promote them to see how they're actually being used.