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Re: Document the unsubscription method, please?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:43:52 +0100 (BST)

Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
> 2011/10/27 Philip Martin:
> > http://subversion.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#unsubscribing
> Note that there is a spam filter that rejects empty messages.
> The message should have a title and some short text (just a greeting
> was enough for me).
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html

Hi Konstantin.  That 'mailinglists' page says the Subject line should be non-empty; it doesn't say anything about the message body.  Are you sure there's a spam filter that rejects messages with an empty body?

Philip has now added a note about the Subject line (and HTML formatting).

I made the following changes on <http://subversion.apache.org/mailing-lists.html>:

  * on each 'subscribe' line in the table, append "?subject=subscribe" to the URL, to cause the local mail program to pre-fill the Subject header when composing the email.

  * add an 'unsubscribe' line for each list in the table, just after the 'subscribe' line, and in the same style.

I think we should also:

  * state that after sending a 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe' email, the user will receive and must respond to a confirmation email.

  * Link to the ASF Mailing Lists page you mentioned, where more detailed information can be found. (Then we perhaps wouldn't have to spell out the details so much.)

Sound good?

- Julian
Received on 2011-10-28 11:44:28 CEST

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