[Mailman-Users] simple option to unsubscribe from list viaemail or single click

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Apr 7 20:32:29 CEST 2011

>On 07 Apr 2011, at 17:02, Nick Putman wrote:
>> I am looking for the simplest method of users unsubscribing from my Mailman list, either by replying to the list with 'unsubscribe' in the subject or the body, or a one click link in the footer that opens an email that can be sent to unsubscribe or which redirects a user to a webpage confirming they have unsubscribed.

and Ch Abarguia replied:

>Just add into the footer : mailto:ListName-request at listdomain.com?subject=unsubscribe

That may or may not provide a 'clickable' link depending on the
recipient's MUA. Even so, a simpler and more general footer would be

Unsubscribe: <mailto:%(list_name)s-unsubscribe@%(host_name)s>

Also consider

Unsubscribe: <%(web_page_url)s/options/%(list_name)s>

or if the list is personalized

Unsubscribe: <%(user_optionsurl)s>

If the list is personalized and you are willing to include cleartext
user passwords in the footer, see
but also see
for other information including why you shouldn't put user passwords
in the footer.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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