moderated Re: Fixed - Links in confirmation emails. #bug


Aha! Looking back, I see that this issue originally showed up when testing from Gmail. 
It turns out that the confirmation mail link issue disappears when using Outlook Mail ! 
Microsoft apparently disables mailto links as part of their "Safe Links" anti-phishing system.

Please change the subscribe and unsubscribe confirmation emails so that the mailto links are disabled -- or so that they function the same as a reply. 
Quite a few people are going to click that shiny link instead of noticing the instruction to send a reply.
(When using a phone, the full text may not even show up on their small screen. We're seeing lots of cases where people don't see anything but the first paragraph of an email.)

(Good that you are recharging regularly. This is a heads-up for me to take a couple of days off from the Yahoo Groups transition project -- which is smoking out lots of issues for our multiple groups with several thousand members each.)


From: <> on behalf of Mark Fletcher <>
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2020 8:58 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [beta] Fixed - Links in confirmation emails. #bug
On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM Curt Gowan <curt.gowan@...> wrote:
The mailto links in the subscribe and unsubscribe confirmation emails are gone.
The group name is now given in plaintext, instead of as a link that attempts to submit a post.
Now the member has only one choice -- read the content of the email and reply as instructed. :)
Thanks, @Mark Fletcher!

Umm, I haven't touched the code. I do try to take weekends off. I'm not always successful, but I was, more or less, this past weekend. :-)


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