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Re: Document the unsubscription method, please?

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:51:59 +0200

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 08:47:41AM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Am at http://subversion.apache.org/mailing-lists.html
>
> I see a line that says:
>
> Unsubscribe: Send an email to dev-unsubscribe_at_subversion.apache.org
>
> I click on the mailto link.
>
> My browser pops up a mmail-compositioin form, as I would expect. In
> front of it, there is another popup named "New Account Setup". It says:
>
> New Account Setup
> In order to receive messages, you first need to set up a mail or
> newsgroup account.
>
> This Wizard will collect the information necessaery to set up
> a Mail or Newsgroup account. If you do not know the
> information requested, please contact your System
> Administrator or Internet Service Provider.
>
> Select the type of account you want to set up.
>
> * Blogs & News Feeds
>
> * Unix mailspool (movemail)
>
> * Newsgroup account
>
> I find this unhelpful, not to say obnoxious. I don't want to "set up an
> account", I want to *unsubscribe from a mailing list*. That's *all* I want
> to do, not be sidetracked by idiotic popup wizards trying to "help" me.

Isn't this a problem with your browser, rather than the Apache.org
mailing lists?
Received on 2011-10-28 14:57:57 CEST

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