>>>>> "JRL" == John R Levine <email@example.com> writes:
JRL> Not a bad idea, but you just know that people will lose their tokens.
In that case they can just unzubscribe in the normal manner, just like they
do now if they forgot what address they zubscribed in the first place: beg
the list owner. (There are probably a couple of people who can figure out
the wh!ch command.) The problem I'm trying to solve comes into play
because of unzubscriptions for people who have changed addresses. You
can't expect to send a confirmation token to the address being removed
since there's a good chance that it doesn't exist or can't be read. You
can't _require_ confirmation on mismatching unzub requests because of this.
So the poor list owner has to get involved.
JRL> Or you could get pretty much the same effect with
JRL> otherunzub <list> <address>
But this is exactly a normal unzubscribe request, and you can't send a
token because that address may not be valid.
It is very possible that this is a non-problem, but I really do get lots of
unzub requests daily from people who have obviously saved their
instructions and have changed addresses. I'd like to not get involved in
the process if possible, so sending a permanent token would save me much
pain. But it won't solve everything. Still, everything helps, especially
if it comes for free. (!)