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** Reply to message from "Harold Fuchs" <> on Sat, 21
Jan 2012 00:30:56 -0000

"Dan Lewis" <> wrote in message 
On Fri, 2012-01-20 at 09:23 -0500, drew wrote:
On Fri, 2012-01-20 at 14:32 +0100, Cor Nouws wrote:
drew wrote (20-01-12 14:25)

Well, maybe some of it is that we are more then happy to make it dead
simple (one click on a web page) to get them subscribed...

Ah, do we offer so much service :-)
Then indeed we should do the same for un-subscribing. (Or make
subscribing 'difficult')

*chuckling*... well I suspect that the sad truth is that even if it is
one click on a URL in the footer of each and every email, to start the
unsubscribe process, there will still be someone that just can't quite
  - Cor

   After just reading the instructions on how to unsubscribe from this
list, it seems that it is made far too complex. Having
To unsubscribe click:
in the footer of emails. (Surprise to some, but some html emails will
not have this header and I don't know why.) Still we would still have to
remind some to reply to the confirmation email they were sent by the
mailing list.

Unsubscribing by clicking a link in an e-mail assumes the person receives 
HTML mail. Some force text only in which case the link won't work.

Others *send* text only so perhaps the Unsubscribe instruction doesn't get 
included (???) but, even if it does, it won't be clickable.

There have even been people who make great contributions to this list who 
complain about HTML e-mail.

What you say may be true for some email clients, but definitely not for all.
I'm one of those who have no use for HTML so HTML codes are stripped out as
it comes in, but the content, including links, is preserved. I just have to
double click the link to make it work.


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