> - there were a standard listmanager protocol for commands
> - mail clients knew that protocol, and how to query list-servers
> about supported features
> - mail clients maintained lists of active subscriptions, and
> provided intelligent support for posting, suspending,
> un-subscribing, etc
>Then our clueless users would have push-button support for what they
>want to do.
Until these suggestions get implemented, perhaps the following might
"Thank you for subscribing to our list. To make your subscription
active, please read the instructions for how to behave on the list
and how to unsubscribe, then write a short essay in your own
words on the procedures and e-mail it to us. If the essay
indicates that you actually understood the instructions, you
will then be subscribed.
If, for any reason, it turns out later that you need the list
manager's assistance to unsubscribe, you agree to pay $5 for
the service. Please provide your First Virtual PIN for this
Well, it IS a fantasy.
Alan Deikman, ZNYX Corporation