At 4:05 PM -0500 3/13/2000, Roger Fajman wrote:
> > What if the list software did VERPs on one out every hundred messages, or
>> maybe on only one message a day? Would you then get the list-cleaning
>> advantages without the costs of doing it on every message?
>That's the way that LISTSERV does it. It works well. The percentage of
>VERPs can be specified by the list owner.
This ignores some of the other advantages of VERPing -- for instance,
you can start customizing messages to make things better for the
users. For instance, putting the user's address back in the To: line,
encoding unsubscribe info into your unsubscribe links, that sort of
thing. it can REALLY cut the % of user problems and raise user
satisfaction a lot. And really cut the admin hassles as well....
VERPing technology can buy you lots beyond simply making bounces
easier, if you want.
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