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Re: Please cancel my subscription



On Friday 26 January 2007 18:37, Charles Curley wrote:
>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.

No argument from me on that point.  But you'll also note that the unsub 
links are missing as I sent this, because kmail stripped them off and 
substituted my sig.  In other words, the reader does see them, the 
composer doesn't.  This may be an RFC violation but its a sensible way to 
do it to me.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
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Copyright 2007 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.


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