[Mailman-Users] AOL redacts user addresses even with VERP and full personalization enabled

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jun 19 22:04:04 CEST 2012

Lindsay Haisley writes:

 > provided to properly unsubscribe from a list, so they just find all the
 > list posts that they can and report them as spam, hoping that AOL will
 > help them unsubscribe.

Which is exactly what AOL's feedback service is designed to
prevent. :-(  More irony....

The sad thing is that most Mailman lists will have a List-Unsubscribe
header, so AOL could provide an actual unsubscribe button.

Hm ... I wonder if it would be possible to use DKIM or other
signatures that are typically present to verify that *that* user did
indeed hit unsubscribe?  (And it wasn't a malicious third party or
another AOLuser who hit the unsubscribe link in the 23rd footer
instead of the 24th....)  Not that this would help for AOL, since the
heads are wa-a-ay up where the sun don's shine, but it's an often-
requested feature in general.

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