matt at mattshields.org
Thu Jan 29 01:43:42 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Kevin Krieser <k_krieser at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2009, at 10:46 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Wednesday 28 January 2009 16:20:47 Kevin Krieser wrote:
> >> The information IS in the headers, but many email programs don't show
> >> the full headers, extracting only the information that many people
> >> want (subject, TO:, CC:, etc). So if you aren't aware of it being
> >> hidden in the headers, you may not notice it.
> >> I generally look at the footers, when present, to see how to
> >> unsubscribe. And many people don't even go that far. CentOS
> >> probably
> >> should add just a little more to their footers, such as a note that
> >> the link provided is also to unsubscribe.
> > It's easy to find when you know, but then we're not newbies, are we?
> > Anne
> I've been on several different lists, on and off, so I am not a newbie
> here. And even then, unless I remembered, I probably wouldn't think
> of looking at the normally hidden headers.
> Now when there is a footer added that says to unsubscribe, send a
> message to a specified address, it can be frustrating. But I guess it
> works, a list manager will probably remove the poster.
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Who cares about the headers.... every single message from the list has a
footer appended to it with the information about the list. Click on the
link and it tells you how to unsubscribe. Not to mention that, but once a
month I get an email from the mailing list telling me about my subscription
and how to log in and make changes to my subscription.
Bill Cosby - "A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones
that need the advice."
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