a) Having considered the troubles of some to find ways
even to recall what lists they are subscribed to and also searching
for a channel to convey information about unsubscribe, behavior in
case of complain, responsible people (since this may change due to
turnover): it would be IMO a good idea to send a reminder mail every 6
month (e.g.) containing:
- the lists the email in question is subscribed to
- the way on how to unsubscribe if desired
- update on rules and regulations and particularly
- a how to on behavior to hold in case of complain about list members
causing grief or conflict
Mailing list managers such as mailman can be configured to send out a
password reminder every month. Maybe also the rest of it. More than
that, no thanks.
a) if you're subscribed to an active list, you receive the mails, and
you know you're subscribed.
b) most mails have an unsubscribe link in the footer. People who cannot
read are not helped by giving them more to read :-(
c) and d) - no thanks.
The rational is that such an email avoids questioning
on the very
A vain hope, I'm afraid. Example - the unsubscribe "issue". The
information is presented frequently, yet some people simply ignore it.
The demand for it is obviously there since although in
the information is there, it is in separate places, people forget
about details, do not have time to inquire etc. The mail should not
come often not to annoy people but often enough not to be outdated.
IMO 6 month period is a reasonable time, one year is also acceptable
but it seems long to me.
Anything 6 months older or more is forgotten. Especially if it's a
standard text with few interesting changes, and something you'd rarely
Per Jessen, Zürich (4.0°C)
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