(sorry, original subjectline made no sense)
From: Duane <firstname.lastname@example.org>I do think there should be a footer with unsubbing instructions..because that's where it's supposed to be. Not having one would only lead to peopole ignoring footers elsewhere, and to unnecessary traffic on your list
From: Mark Fletcher <email@example.com>
You don't want people to (un)subscribe by accidentRequiring web access for hashtag management raises the tangent question of whether anything can be done for users who haven't yet set a password. I think there is. An automatically generated password could be included in the web links, giving access to anyone that possess the email message. Although email is not generally secure, it is probably secure enough for this purpose. And any user concerned with the security of their Groups.io account would be well advised to set a password, reverting his/her email footers to plain links.I'm a bit weary. I was thinking about this for unsubscribe links in the emails. It's a bit crazy that they are not one click unsubscribe
From: Duane <firstname.lastname@example.org>We obviously don't want that either
From: Shal Farley <email@example.com>
The sign-in requirement prevents unsubscribing someone else, but it alsoUnsubbing should be easy, but I don't care what the industry prescribes (such as TOFU/top-posting)
> I know that Yahoo Groups has an Unsubscription linkThe only thing about unsubbing over email that I dislike is the chance that confirmation is done through one of those darned autoresponders
From: JohnF <firstname.lastname@example.org>You mean you want one included in the welcoming message?
However, even if you track the direct-add users versus the ones who signed up themselves, you'll still have the case where messages are forwarded. Say I like these helpful hints and forward them to all of my co-workers, who in turn forward them to everyone on their mailing lists. One or multiple of those people get mad, see an "unsubscribe" link without reading anything else, and I wind up off the list I wanted to be on.It's up to you to trim away those links (and to remember to uncheck the g****** HTML)....
As to having a link (mailto ....) that starts up your email-program.. I dislike those. I suspect most people are smart enough to copy and paste, and prefer that to launching an email-program they never use [happened to me dozens of times when using a public puter]