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Re: Document the unsubscription method, please?

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 21:52:47 +0200

Julian Foad wrote on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:43:52 +0100:
> 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?
>

We run spamassassin in front of ezmlm. It presumably has rules for
empty subject and/or body. It also has an often-triggered rule for HTML
mail, and a whitelist (negative score) rule for emails to the
-unsubscribe@ aliases.

> 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?

Yes.

Should we also add a note about emailing the -owner@ alias in case of
trouble?

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