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Re: Off-topic: Mailing List usability

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 00:05:28 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0012152358020.4407-100000@info.q2.net>
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Gerald Oskoboiny wrote:

> Note also that our lists have List-* headers a la RFC 2369, so
> mail user agents can make it easy for people to unsubscribe
> without needing to learn how it's done on any given list.

That's just it.  The 'net is awash with newcomers oh sotickled pink to
be equipped with slash-and-fizzle bozoware, written by bozos, who
wouldn't know a RFC from a hole in the ground, to ensnare people who
have nothing better to do than to allow themselves to be moronized.

From the headers of recent attempts to unsubscr*be:

 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4133.2400
 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)
 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)
 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)
 X-Mailer: VisualMail 3.0 ( http://www.minter.com.ar/visualmail )
 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)
 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4133.2400
 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2314.1300
 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)
 X-Mailer: KMail [version 1.0.17]
 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)

It's hopeless, actually.  We're only going to see more of this.

Arjun

-- 
Microsoft is not the answer.  Microsoft is the question.
NO is the answer.  - Erik Naggum
Received on Friday, 15 December 2000 22:55:26 GMT

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