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From Eric Everman <>
Subject Re: AW: Unwanted Subscriptions, Suggestions
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:17:40 GMT
At 02:33 AM 6/26/2002, you wrote:
> > That has been done.
>Yeah, the problem is that the people who really need the help often
>don't know how to (or even can't) find the definitive answer. It's a
>catch 22.
> > You get the result if you send a mail to
> >
>What _is_ the purpose of the "mailto:" protocol specifier in the link?
>I know it is mis-handled on the browser that is most commonly used by
>those who have the most trouble. (Which means that a click on the link
>doesn't work for them, even if they are sending from the address they
>subscribed from!)

Yes - I think this is a key problem.  For someone who doesn't make the 
connection . . . "Lets see, in order to be taken off this list, the 
recipient machine must be able to identify me.  I am receiving this email 
via my *other* account, so if I send a fresh email, it will contain my 
normal email address - not the one I am actually receiving this incessant 
tech drivel on.  Therefore, I must reply and manually change the address."

Perhaps removing the mailto: will make the email address un-clickable (a 
start) and having the footer message state that to unsubscribe you should 
*reply* to the address shown?  If that sounds like a possible solution, who 
do we ask to make the change?

Eric Everman

> > (This address is part of the footer of most
> > messages that are delivered to this list)
> >
> > Unless an user doesn't make clear that he has
> > followed all instructions (including sending a
> > mail to
> > I don't see any reason to give further assist.
>I'd agree with that, except that in the specific case that seems to have
>induced this thread, the person having trouble has suffered for a month
>trying all she could figure out. Her browser and internet connection
>seem to be rather limited, and she seems to have subscribed by accident,
>or perhaps to have been signed up by a "helpful friend" who doesn't seem
>to be helpful any more.
> > > -----Urspr|ngliche Nachricht-----
> > > Von: Eric Everman []
> > > Gesendet: Dienstag, 25. Juni 2002 19:59
> > > An: Tomcat Users List
> > > Betreff: Unwanted Subscriptions, Suggestions
> > >
> > > Would someone mind putting together THE DEFINITIVE how-to-unsubscribe
> > > explaination for the people who just don't seem to get the
> > > clue?
> >
> > --
> > To unsubscribe, 
> e-mail:   <>
> > For additional commands, e-mail: 
> <>
>Joel Rees <>
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>For additional commands, e-mail: <>

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