[Mailman-Users] A simple unsubscribe

David dave at fiteyes.com
Fri Jun 29 19:47:33 CEST 2012

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Dave Dewey <ddewey at cyberthugs.com> wrote:

> Quoting Brian Canty (bcanty at apsa.org):
> > Hello - I was wondering if anyone has a way to provide subscribers a
> > simple and easy way to unsubscribe from a mailing list.  I do not
> > provide passwords, so I was wondering if there is a simple enter your
> > email address box that I can include on a link in my footers?
> Wouldn't that allow anyone to enter any email address in that box
> and unsubscribe them?

That's correct, and that's usually the problem. There is more than one way
to do this with Mailman, but on a mailing list, it means that any user
could unsubscribe any other user.

We usually see these one-click unsubscribe buttons on marketing newsletters
and similar correspondence, but they don't seem to be a good option for a
mailing list. (At least, I haven't figured out how to make it work in a way
that would fit with the needs of a mailing list.)

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