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Re: unsubscribe

On Tuesday, 20 December 2005 at 22:13:22 -0800, David Kirchner wrote:
> On 12/20/05, Almut Behrens <almut_behrens@gmx.net> wrote:
> > Sometimes I'm wondering whether it's that very "REQUEST" being
> > capitalized that's confusing people -- and whether simply using
> > "debian-user-request@..." would make it appear more like a regular
> > email address after all.
> IMO, it would be a good demonstration of our problem solving skills if
> we could manage to program the list processor to honor (or at least
> not pass on to the general membership) messages with the subject
> "unsubscribe". It's clear to us what this person wanted, and it ought
> to be a simple matter for a perl script or whatever to handle it.

That seems to me a very good idea.  But I would also in the meantime 
adjust the footer message just slightly, like this:

DO NOT UNSUBSCRIBE HERE.  Email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Which seems to me more memorable/noticeable.  And similarly on the
welcome email, a first sentence in caps, " When you want to UNSUBSCRIBE,
DO NOT..."

Still, even that would probably have little effect.  The script is a
better idea.


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