[Spambayes] Off the List Please

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 17:20:06 CET 2004


Mailman already attaches the list info to HTML msgs, in a

    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Content-Disposition: inline

MIME section, part of a top-level MIME multipart/mixed structure. If
an email reader doesn't display the list info inline, as it was asked
to do, then I'd call it a flaw in that email client.  Mailman also
includes a List-Unsubscribe header in every message it sends, spelling
out two ways to unsubscribe.

I agree with Bob that nothing would make a real difference.  A small
percentage of subscribers have no idea how to unsubscribe, and decades
of experience on many lists says that will never change, no matter how
clear or prominent the instructions.

For the same reasons, a small percentage of people still open virus
attachments, and there's even emprical evidence backing the fantastic
claim that some still send money in response to spam <wink>.

the-problem-here-ain't-technical-it's-human-ly y'rs  - tim


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