[Mailman-Users] A simple unsubscribe

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jun 30 01:47:05 CEST 2012

David wrote:
>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.)

The bigest problem with one-click unsubscribe links is that people
don't remove them from the quoted text in their list replies, and even
if code is added to the list post processing (e.g., a custom handler)
to remove them, people still forward list posts off list with their
unsub link intact and then wonder why they got removed from the list
when a recipient of the forward maliciously, out of curiosity or
thinking it's their link, clicks it.

It's fairly simple to create a one-click unsub link in msg_footer for
any list with personalize set to Yes or Full Personalization, but I
won't post it here because of the above and because it contains the
user's list password in the clear.

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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