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Re: Please cancel my subscription

On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 04:37:53PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Friday 26 January 2007 16:29, Nigel Henry wrote:
> [...]

> Nigel, the problem in most cases is the placement of the unsubscribe 
> links.  Many email agents clip off anything after the "newline dash dash 
> space" signature delimiter, so they never, ever see the unsubscribe 
> instructions.

I've never seen an email client do this (which doesn't mean I claim it
doesn't happen). I believe doing so violates the relevant RFCs. The
best we can do is best effort. If some ignoramus is using a
non-standard mail reader, I feel no obligation to extend myself to
handle their situation. Especially as I would find putting the
unsubscribe notice at the top of every email unacceptably obnoxious.


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