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Re: [SLE] unsubscription
  • From: "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 14:01:47 -0400
  • Message-id: <200410071401.47427.abrahams@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 07 October 2004 3:49 am, Moussa Fall wrote:
> I have the same problem. Tried everything but failed to unsubscribe. There
should be a way that the admin manually unsubscribe people who wish to leave
the list.

Here's the message at the bottom of every post:

> Check the headers for your unsubscription address
> For additional commands send e-mail to suse-linux-e-help@xxxxxxxx
> Also check the archives at
> Please read the FAQs: suse-linux-e-faq@xxxxxxxx

The problem is that the default headers do *not* give the unsubscription
address. At a minimum, the message on the first line should be changed to
"Check the full headers for your unsubscription address." There are several
ways to see the full headers, of course. But if someone can devise a
one-liner that is more explicit, that would be great!

The guiding principle is that the unsubscription procedure should be easy to
figure out even for someone who has only very rudimentary knowledge of Linux.
The rejoinder to "you should have known" comments is "you should have said".

Paul Abrahams

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