From: Mark Lewis
Subject: Re: Unsubscribe
Date: ,
Msg-id: 1159979208.18640.115.camel@archimedes
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In response to: Re: Unsubscribe  (Bruno Wolff III)
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   Re: Unsubscribe  (Jim Nasby, )

I'd prefer to have a short footer link called something like "Mailing
List Page" which would take you to a page where you could subscribe,
unsubscribe, or view the archives.  I think that making the link short
and also making it a quick shortcut away from the archives tips the
scales in terms of utility vs. annoyance.  One of the tips that shows up
in the footers today is just a link to the archives anyway.

-- Mark Lewis

On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 11:28 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 08:30:03 -0700,
>   "Joshua D. Drake" <> wrote:
> >
> > Although I 100% agree with you Bruno, it should be noted that our lists
> > are a closed box for most people. They don't follow what is largely
> > considered standard amongst lists which is to have list information at
> > the bottom of each e-mail.
> There are reasons you don't want to do that. Footers work OK for single
> part email messages. They don't make so much sense in multipart messages.
> You can probably take a crap shoot and add the footer to the first
> text/plain part and not break things. This won't work so well for multipart
> alternative messages that have text/plain and text/html parts. You could
> also try to insert a footer in to the html part, but thats a bit trickier
> since you can't just put it at the end.
> However, since the postgres lists are mostly just using text/plain parts
> for message bodies and there are already footers being used to distribute
> tips, it wouldn't make things significantly worse to add unsubscribe
> information as well.
> I would prefer just making the unsubscribe instructions easy to find on
> the web.
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